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17 Nov 2010 description
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Written by Matthias Daffah

15 Nov 2010 description
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Written by Clarence Jackson

Monday, 15 November 2010

The British charity Save the Children has dedicated a newly constructed clinic in Zeansue Town, Yellequelleh District, Bong County.

The National Field Operation Manager of Save the Children said the construction was the organization's way of catering to the health needs of Liberians.

Mr. Sulaiman Sesay said the clinic will help reduce the high rate of maternal mortality among pregnant women and cut down early child death.

Mr.

02 Nov 2010 description
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Written by Robert J. Clarke, Jr.

Tuesday, 02 November 2010

The United Nations Population Fund says it has completed a strategic ten-day campaign to treat fistula patients in Liberia with over 92 percent success reported.

The Director for the Fistula Project at UNFPA says the strategic ten-day campaign was part of the agency's annual plan to treat the sickness with rapid response.

Dr. John Mulbah said during the campaign, 78 fistula patients were treated in six of the fifteen counties.

He said the number transcends the targeted 75 persons.

Dr.

30 Sep 2010 description
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Written by Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Government and the World Bank have signed a forty million US dollar grant agreement for basic education project in the country.

World's Bank Country Manager, Ohene Nyanin signed for the bank while Finance Minister Augustine Ngafuan signed for the government of Liberia.

The World Bank Country Manager said the grant is intended to finance the construction and rehabilitation of 24 primary and 20 junior and secondary schools

Mr.

14 Aug 2010 description
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Written by Tetee Gebro

The United Nations Population Fund has donated a Double Cabin Pick-up to the Health Ministry in Monrovia.

UNPF's Resident Representative Esperance Fundira made the donation Thursday at theMministry's Capitol By-Pass office.

Madam Fundira said the vehicle is given for use by the newly opened Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County.

According to her, the UNFP wants to accelerate the implementation of the road map for the reduction of maternal mortality in the country.

Health minister Dr.

05 Aug 2010 description
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The United States Embassy in Monrovia has signed grant agreements with four local organizations in four countries of Liberia valued at fifty thousand US dollars.

The organizations include: the Women of Destiny, Agriculture for Youth, Ganta School of the Blind and the ZRTTI Community Agricultural Revitalization and Restoration Program.

An official at the US Embassy said the agreements are under the US Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund with funding from African Development Foundation.

Mr.

29 Jul 2010 description
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UNICEF has donated a consignment of 50-thousand chlorine tablets to the JJ Dossen hospital in Harper, Maryland County.

The Hospital's Medical Director Jean Kelly told Star Radio the donation followed the outbreak of diarrhea in Harper.

Dr.

15 Jul 2010 description
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Written by Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

The Ministry of Health has begun a simultaneous training of midwives, nurses and other health practitioners across the country.

The week-long training is being carried out through the ministry's Family Planning and Reproductive Health Division.

It is under the Ministry's Rebuilding Basic Health Services program.

An official of the division said the training is intended to build the capacity of health workers in mitigating the high rate

of maternal mortality rate in the country.

Madam Merma Zayzay attributed the situation to the …

06 Jul 2010 description
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Written by Robert J. Clarke, Jr.    

Liberia and the United States have signed a 15-million dollar grant agreement with a call for total accountability in the implementation process.

US Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield said Liberia needs to demonstrate the highest degree of accountability to get to the next stage of the assistance program.

The grant agreement is under the threshold programs of the Millennium Challenge Corporation which are smaller grants awarded to countries meeting the criteria.

03 Jul 2010 description
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Written by Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

The Japanese government has signed an eight point five million US dollar grant agreement with UNICEF.

The grant is to support a project on "Child-Friendly Schools Development through community empowerment in Liberia".

The grant will contribute towards increasing access to quality primary education for children in Liberia by 4.2 percent.

According to the agreement, a total of ninety schools will be developed in eleven counties between 2010 and 2012.

The development will include the construction of six Child Friendly Schools, …

24 Jun 2010 description
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Written by Onesimus Leigh  

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Public Works Minister Samuel Woods says the Ministry needs thirteen million United States Dollars to make Monrovia a water-free city.

Minister Woods said although the ministry's budget of 39-Million was sliced to 19- Million, more funding is urgently needed to deal with the problem of flooding.

The Public Works Minister made the disclosure when a Government assessment team toured areas affected by Wednesday's flooding.

They included  officials from the Ministries of Public Works; Lands, Mines and Energy and …

24 Jun 2010 description
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Written by Vivian Gartyn  

The Rivercess County Association in the America's has brought in a twenty-foot container with school and hospital supplies for the county.

An official of the Association, Duah Joshua said the supplies including text and copy books, hospital beds and scrubs would be distributed in all districts of Rivercess.

Mr. Joshua told Star Radio, the supplies were donated by charity organizations through members of the RCAA.

He said the container is being cleared from the Freeport of Monrovia and would be taken to Rivercess next Tuesday.

Mr.

22 Jun 2010 description
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Written by Arthur Douglas

Over three hundred Ivorian refugees in Barreken, Maryland County have expressed dissatisfaction over a planned closure of UNHCR offices in the region.

The refugees said they received reports that UNHCR would close its offices in the county on June 30.

The groups' spokesman Ralph Dabie said such early closure amounts to an attempt to abandon them.

Mr.

26 May 2010 description
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Written by Moses Garzeawul

The Montserrado Chapter of the Liberia National Red Cross Society says it would on Thursday launch its social mobilization campaign.

The campaign is being launched ahead of the Polio immunization process which kicks off on May 28.

The Health and Care Coordinator of the Liberian Red Cross said about 250 Volunteers are expected to take part in the house-to-house campaign.

Madam Joyce Kalikpo said the campaign is intended to create awareness on Immunization against Polio.

Madam Kalilkpo disclosed several difficult communities with mixed children in …

13 May 2010 description
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Written by Moses Wenyou

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR Thursday transferred ownership of several assets to three of its partners including the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

The assets, which were already in use by the partners to implement joint programs, include vehicles, generators, motorcycles, computers and other office accessories.

UNHCR Country Representative Ibrahima Coly said the gesture was the Agency's way of capacitating the partners to fully implement assigned projects.

Mr.

11 May 2010 description
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Written by Matthias Daffah

Citizens of Kokoyah District, in Bong County have expressed concern over the use of funds donated to the district.

The citizens alleged funds have been received from donors including the Kokoyah Millennium Village, AmLib, and Mittal Steel but no development can be seen.

They noticed no school, clinic, well or latrine has been constructed in the district since the end of the war years.

Kokoyah District Superintendent Joseph Flomo shared the citizens' concern saying despite repeated promises by donors no visible development can be …

11 May 2010 description
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Written by Vivian Gartyn

Liberia has been named beneficiary of a new grant from the Education for All Fast Track Initiative.

The initiative is a global partnership between low-income countries and donors to ensure that children in developing countries receive basic quality education.

As part of the initiative, Liberia will receive a grant of forty million US dollars.

A World Bank release says the money will be used to finance the construction of four hundred fifty three new classrooms at the primary school level.

It will also provide one hundred thousand text books to …