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14 Dec 2017 description

Monrovia, 10 December 2017: In August 2017, the first ever global pilot of the advanced infection prevention and control (IPC) training package, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) IPC global unit with international experts, was held in Monrovia, Liberia. The goal was to build national capacity with a focus on IPC implementation as outlined in the recently published guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Care Facility Level.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• Upon receiving the SRAC allocation to resume the school meals programme, WFP and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have signed the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) for the 2017-2018 school year to provide meals for 127,000 students in nine of 15 counties. In line with the JPA, WFP and MOE have planned community and school-level training sessions targeting 2,344 principals, parentsteacher associations (PTAs), cooks and other actors, in November.

• Liberia benefitted from the USDA McGovern Dole FY 2017 grant

11 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 37 of immediately reportable diseases and events with 8 deaths were reported from 11 counties

  • Montserrado, Rivercess and Grand Gedeh Counties were identified through laboratory reports

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 33% respectively

  • Ten confirmed cases of measles reported from Montserrado and Rivercess Counties

04 Dec 2017 description

In Liberia, gender biases result in severe limitations to women’s inclusion at all levels. USAID/Liberia regards gender as a crosscutting theme and works to integrate gender issues across its entire portfolio. We work with government to address gender constraints and promote equitable and inclusive development by promoting access to economic opportunities for women; increasing women’s political participation; and increasing women’s access to critical social services, including education and health.

PROGRAM AREAS:

04 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 30 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 5 deaths were reported from 6 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 23% respectively

  • Eleven confirmed cases of measles were reported Montserrado, Margibi, Rivercess and Nimba Counties

  • One confirmed Lassa fever was reported from Bong County

  • One confirmed yellow fever reported from Rivercess county

30 Nov 2017 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Operation progress and request for time extension

The DREF operation of CHF 85,027 was lunched on 1 September to support LNRCS in training and of mobilization of volunteers to be deployed and organization of awareness campaign in response to potential violence during elections. LNRCS has deployed 500 volunteers in pre-identified hotspots across 15 chapters of the country to deliver first aid, psychosocial support, and safer access for people in need.

27 Nov 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 31 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 7 deaths were reported from 6 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 26% respectively

  • Twenty-three confirmed cases of measles were reported Nimba,
    Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa County

  • 572 out of 770 health facilities did not report IDSR data

27 Nov 2017 description

All three schools in the camps Registered in the Education Management Information System & recipients of the School Feeding Programme of the World Food Programme

11,949 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR works with the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and provides funding to the following NGOs to provide protection and assistance in favor of refugees and asylum seekers:

21 Nov 2017 description

Building on over a decade of partnership and collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL),
USAID/Liberia’s health program seeks to improve the health status of all Liberians, especially the most vulnerable: women, girls, newborns, children under age five, and most recently Ebola survivors. USAID pursues this goal through interventions that support the GOL’s Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System in Liberia 2015-2021. Our work is guided by the following objectives:

20 Nov 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 57 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 10 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 63% respectively

  • Ten confirmed cases of measles were reported Nimba, Montserrado, Margibi, Bong and Grand Bassa

  • One confirmed case of Lassa fever was reported from Bong County

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Liberia is grappling with rising incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Children as young as six are being raped, with devastating impact on their health and wellbeing. Little Decontee from Nimba County was returning from the farm when a 22-year old male relative raped her. She is among a minority of survivors whose rapist was eventually prosecuted and sentenced to prison. Under Liberia’s Rape Law of 2005, statutory rape or sexual intercourse with minors is a non-bailable offence.

10 Nov 2017 description

By Vera Darling Weah, John S. Doedeh, Samson Q. Wiah, Emmanuel Nyema, Siafa Lombeh Jeremias Naiene

Introduction: During the flare-ups of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia, Sinoe County reactivated the multi-sectorial EVD control strategy in order to be ready to respond to the eventual reintroduction of cases. This paper describes the impacts of the interventions implemented in Sinoe County during the last flare-up in Monrovia, from April 1 to June 9, 2016, using the resources provided during the original outbreak that ended a year ago.

07 Nov 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 63 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 14 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% respectively

  • Seven confirmed cases of measles reported from Bong, Nimba,
    Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties

05 Nov 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 66 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 17 deaths were reported from 15 counties.
  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% respectively.
  • Nine confirmed cases of measles were reported Nimba, Montserrado and Grand Bassa.
23 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • A total of 62 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 20 deaths were reported from 15 counties

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

  • Two confirmed cases of measles reported from Bong and Montserrado

  • One confirmed case of meningitis reported from Maryland County

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