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16 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 61 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 19 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.6% respectively

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi, Nimba, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties

13 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 105 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.8% respectively

  • Measles outbreak ongoing in Nimba County

07 Oct 2017 description

Monrovia - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Farid Zarif was today among dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the construction of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) at SKD Boulevard Junction, Monrovia.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Internews Network

Participants of two Internews health media projects in Liberia put health in the news in the run up to the elections.

Liberians went to the polls on 10 October 2017 to elect the President and House of Representatives. In the run-up to elections everywhere in the world, party politics, campaign trails and – more often than not - character assassination drive the news agenda. Health stories don’t make the front page. In fact, health stories hardly make the front page, ever. But a group of Liberian journalists have changed that.

02 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

***Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance**-*

  • A total of ninety-one suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% and 94% respectively

  • Measles outbreaks confirmed in Bong and Nimba Counties

  • Eight neonatal deaths identified retrospectively in Bong County

25 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of seventy-nine suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 14 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health Facility reporting completeness during the week is Ninety-eight percent (98%) and timeliness is Ninety-Five Percent (95%)

  • Measles epidemic threshold reached in two counties

    o Seven cases in Suakoko district, Bong County o Four cases in Sanniquellie district, Nimba County

20 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

In Liberia, since the beginning of this year, there have been constant storms and floods resulting in damage and losses around the country. On Tuesday August 31, it was reported on the National Radio Station, ELBC Super Morning Show that a heavy storm had occurred in Bong County (Central Liberia) which caused the destruction of houses thereby leading to the displacement of hundreds of local community dwellers. There are presently 5,244 people who are affected and 118 structures destroyed in Suakoko Town.

18 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of fifty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 11 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • One-hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and Ninety-four (94%) reporting for timeliness from health facilities respectively

  • One confirmed case of Measles was reported from Montserrado County

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

452 Ivorian refugees repatriated during June 2017

938 Birth certificates issued in 2017

11,896 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 11,896

Funding (as of August 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,035 Ivorian refugees repatriated during June 2017

26,004 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

12,287 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 12,377

Funding (as of July 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,522 Ivorian refugees repatriated during June 2017

24,969 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

13,317 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 12,377

Funding (as of July 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

714 Ivorian refugees repatriated during May 2017

23,447 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

14,683 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 15,139

Funding (as of May 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

05 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of Sixty-two suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 13 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and Ninety-nine (99%) reporting for timeliness from health facilities respectively

  • One confirmed case of Shigella from Montserrado County

31 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Lower and Upper Margibi County experienced widespread flooding on 29 June 2016 following torrential rainfall which caused the banks of the Du River in Lower Margibi and Benla Creek in Upper Margibi to overflow. The flood caused massive destruction of homes, farm fields, crops and displacement.

28 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-six suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 17 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and 99% reporting for timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • Two confirmed cases of Measles were reported from Nimba
  • One suspected Lassa fever death was reported from Nimba County
21 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 19 death were reported from 15 counties
  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • One Measles death was reported from Nimba County
02 Aug 2017 description

Editorial

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has left an indelible memory and the lessons have been the catalyst for the robust implementation of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in Liberia. As part of the implementation of the National Investment Plan to build a resilient health system, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has been established with a mandate to ensure prevention and control of public health threats by promoting healthy outcomes.

01 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of fifty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 12 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Ninety-five percent (95%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • An outbreak of Measles has been confirmed in Zoe-Geh District, Nimba County