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Liberia: President Sirleaf Breaks Ground for Modern Clinic in Bomi
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has broken ground for the construction of a modern clinic at the River Bank in Towon Town, Suehn, Mecca District, Bomi County. She commended the River Bank Women for their resilience and commitment in working to bring the clinic project to fulfillment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Harvard Doctor to Save Million Lives in Liberia
[New Democrat] A two-year-old child in rural Liberia has a fever. It could be malaria, and the only way to get treatment is for her mother to carry her on her back, cross a riverbed by canoe and walk through a forest for at least two days to get to the nearest healthcare clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Fistula Survivors Acquire Vocation Skills
[NEWS] Thirteen fistula survivors have graduated from the Liberia Fistula Project rehabilitation program, having undergone six months training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia College of Physicians & Surgeons Puts Out 1st Graduates
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following nearly four years of medical studies, the Liberia College of Physicians& Surgeons (LCPS) on Friday, September 15, 2017 graduated its first batch of specialized doctors in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UNAIDS Reaffirms Support
[NEWS] UNAIDS Country Office in Liberia has reaffirmed its support to the Liberia Network of Persons Living with HIV (LibNeP +).UNAIDS is the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UNAIDS Reaffirms Support to Network of Persons Living With HIV
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -UNAIDS Country Director accredited to Liberia Dr. Miriam Chipimo has reaffirmed the UN coordinating body of the AIDS response support to the Liberia Network of Persons Living with HIV (LibNeP+) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Global Fund Delegation Meets Health Authorities
[NEWS] A Global Fund delegation that is visiting Liberia to support efforts in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has held talks with Health Minister, Bernice T. Dahn and other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Aliou Bah Donates Medical Supplies to Over 11 Clinics in Montserrado District-7
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Since the exposure of Liberia's healthcare system due to the deadly Ebola virus disease, several individuals and organizations have been identifying with health centers and clinics in a move to help revamp and strength the sector for the betterment of its people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Birth Certificate Scandal At Health Ministry
[New Dawn] Credible document in the possession of the NewDawn has unearthed a syndicate at the Ministry of health wherein children below the age of 0-12 year are being made to pay for birth certificates in contravention to the Act establishing the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
For every peer review completed for the journal Environmental Earth Sciences, a water filter is donated to developing countries – almost 600 since the start of 2017 Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of i...
Source: News from STM - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
(Springer) Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer's journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization 'Filter of Hope.' Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk factors for and consequences of substance use in post-conflict Liberia: a qualitative study - Prust ML, Curry L, Callands TA, Drakes J, McLean K, Harris B, Hansen NB.
This study examined the current risk factors for and consequences of substance use in Monrovia, Liberia. In-depth interviews... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Liberia: Nphil Wants Food Safety Law
[New Dawn] The Deputy Director General of newly created National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) Dr. Masoka Fallah says Liberia needs food safety law, having recognized food to be an agent of disease and that people are interdependent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Food Safety Is Human Safety
[New Dawn] The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National Public Health Institute of Liberia or NPHIL, line ministries and agencies as well as local and international partners launches the National Codex Committee (NCC) in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Prevail Stakeholders Meet - 414 Volunteers Participated in Study 5
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Principal Investigator of Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) Dr. Mosoka Fallah says Protecting the population for the next disease remain a priority of PREVAIL. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Parents of Two-Year-Old Girl With Eye Tumor Cry for Help
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The parents of an ailing two-year-old girl are calling on humanitarian organizations, philanthropists and well-meaning Liberians to come to their aid in order for their child to seek medical treatment abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Carter Center Donates to Phebe Hospital School of Nursing
[FrontPageAfrica] Phebe -The Carter Center Liberia Mental Health Program has donated a vehicle worth over US$43,000 and several mental health books valued at over US$7,000 to the Phebe Nursing School in Bong County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Eating Our Way to the Grave - the Obesity Epidemic in Liberia
[New Dawn] In 2010 the problem of obesity became a bigger public-health problem than world hunger, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study. Obesity, defined by the World Health Organization as "an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health" has more than doubled worldwide in the past twenty years. More than 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, and of these, 600 million are obese. The people of the world are becoming bigger, and the Republic of Liberia is no different. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: One-Week Free Eye Care At JFK
[Observer] A visiting American ophthalmologist (eye doctor), Dr. Snow Slade, is on his fourth day of a one-week free eye care (August 28 to Sept. 3) at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. Dr. Slade, in an interview with the Daily Observer, said he examined 20 individuals with various eye problems on the first day of the exercise on Monday, August 28, and scheduled 10 for surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Phebe Hospital Gets Equipment
[NEWS] The Phebe Hospital, one of Liberia's oldest medical centers, has received a boost in its health service delivery through a donation of laboratory equipment by Africabio Enterprise Incorporated with support from the National Oil Company of Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Drugs Taking Over in Mining Communities in Sinoe County
[FrontPageAfrica] Karquekpo -Wearing a blue and white, sleeveless basketball shirt and short jeans trousers, Blamo Klay, 43, speaks openly about his heroin addiction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Don't Take Diabetes for Joke' - Survivor Urges Liberians
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A Diabetes patient who lost one of her legs through the disease has called on others Liberians who are suffering from Diabetes not to take the disease for granted but to visit the Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC) for checkup if they wish to be saved from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: HIV Increases in Liberia
[NEWS] The National AIDS Commission of Liberia (NAC) has reported an increased in the number of persons infected with HIV in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: HIV Cases Increase
[National Aids Commission] Monrovia/Friday, August 25, 2017/NAC: With the national HIV prevalence at 2.1%, the National AIDS Commission of Liberia has reported an increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia from about 33,000 persons to 43,200 persons. According to the National AIDS Commission, the new figure represents Spectrum 2017 Estimates finalized and published by the National AIDS Control Program of the Ministry of Health. Spectrum is a UNAIDS software that estimates different HIV indicators within the country (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia national disaster preparedness coordination exercise: implementing lessons learned from the West African disaster preparedness initiative - Hamer MJM, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Beadling CW.
OBJECTIVE: In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, there is a critical need for effective disaster management systems in Liberia and other West African nations. To this end, the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative held a disaster management exercis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Liberia: LDC Challenges GOL, Others to Fight Diabetes
[Observer] "Diabetes is a serious disease which can be delayed and prevented for any sufferer to enjoy better health in the long run," Momoh said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 08/18/2017 This 62-page report summarizes a technical and ministerial meeting that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, on November 8-11, 2016, to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases and related public health threats. Chapter topics include the global health security agenda; surveillance of the natural reservoir of the Ebola virus: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and infectious disease surveillance under the One Health approach. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia: Ministry of Health Signs International Health Partnership Country Compact
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberian Government through the Ministry of Health has Thursday signed the International Health Partnership Country Compact. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: New Eye Sight Center in Paynesville
[New Dawn] A new center for eyes testing has formally opened in 72nd community, Paynesville City, suburb of Monrovia, bringing to three, the number of eye centers here. New Eye Sight Center was opened recently during a ceremony held in Paynesville City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Sector Reliant On External Financing - Minister Dahn
[The Capitol Times] The Ministry of Health has disclosed that the government allocated 14 percent of the 2017/2018 National Budget to the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: HIV Testing, Counseling Awareness Launched
[New Republic] The National AIDS Commission (NAC) launches HIV testing and counseling awareness as means of combating the fight against the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Time series analysis and mortality model of dog bite victims presented for treatment at a referral clinic for rabies exposure in Monrovia, Liberia, 2010-2013 - Olarinmoye AO, Ojo JF, Fasunla AJ, Ishola OO, Dakinah FG, Mulbah CK, Al-Hezaimi K, Olugasa BO.
We developed time trend model, determined treatment outcome and estimated annual human deaths among dog bite victims (DBVs) from 2010 to 2013 in Monrovia, Liberia. Data obtained from clinic records included victim's age, gender and site of bite marks, site... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Health system preparedness for integration of mental health services in rural Liberia - Gwaikolo WS, Kohrt BA, Cooper JL.
BACKGROUND: There are increasing efforts and attention focused on the delivery of mental health services in primary care in low resource settings (e.g., mental health Gap Action Programme, mhGAP). However, less attention is devoted to systematic approaches... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Liberia: Suspension Looms At JFK
[NEWS] The Liberia Medical and Dental Council has released a partial outcome into ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct by some staffers at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: ZOA Improves Food and Nutrition Security Through Cassava Value Chain
[Observer] The production and marketing coordinator of ZOA-Liberia, Michael Dey, has disclosed that his institution is working with smallholder farmers and processors in Liberia's cassava sector to improve food and nutrition security through the cassava value chain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberty Party Takes Mobile Clinic Initiative to Margibi County
[FrontPageAfrica] Kakata -The opposition Liberty Party (LP) as part of its ongoing national mobile clinic initiative has begun offering free medical treatment to hundreds of rural dwellers of the five electoral districts of Margibi County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia's HIV Catchup Plan Suffers Setbacks
[New Republic] An official of the United Nations office that has the responsibility to respond to HIV and AIDS said Liberia's catchup plan to fight against the disease suffers setbacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Chinese Doctors Teach Liberians
[NEWS] A one-day teaching on the importance of traditional Chinese treatments and Acupuncture was held at the weekend in Monrovia. The teaching exercise was conducted by the Chinese Medical Team in collaboration with the Confucius Institute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 35 Healthcare Workers Enter IPC Training
[Observer] An advanced training in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) began yesterday for thirty-five (35) healthcare workers across the country to improve services at the various health centers in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Conversation With: Dr. Raj Panjabi Goes the Last Mile in Liberia
A charity dispatches community health workers to the most remote communities in Africa — beyond “ the last mile ” of the organized health care system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CLAUDIA DREIFUS Tags: Liberia Africa Third World and Developing Countries Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Medical Center in Ganta Offers Free Hernia Surgical
[Observer] Dr. Peter George, Chief Medical Doctor of E&J with one of the visiting doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MCSP/USAID Hand Over Medical Supplies to MOH Today
[Observer] Authorities at the Ministry of Health (MOH) will today benefit from two donations from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Maternal and Child Survival Program's (MCSP) Restoration of Health Services (RHS) and the Human Resources for Health MCSP, HRH Projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Minister Expresses Joy
[NEWS] Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn has expressed joy over the establishment of the eye center at JFK Hospital in Monrovia.' The Health Minister also said she's overwhelmed with joy that President's son, Charles Sirleaf to avail himself for treatment at the newly established eye center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: PNFC Prevents Vegetable and Medicinal Leaves Spoilage
[Observer] Two factors contributing to the alarming rate of spoilage of fresh farm produce are the lack of affordable and reliable electricity (i.e. for refrigeration) and the knowledge, skills and tools to add value to fresh produce via preservation and processing methods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Ellen Warns JFK Nurses
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf has warned nurses at the government John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center referral hospital that the health of the people is in their hands, and if they do not respond to patients that turn out to seek medical attention, they have put lives at stake. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: A Liberian Mother's Anguish - Liberian Woman Decries Poor Health System That Contributed to Daughter's Death
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As a healthcare worker in Staten Island, the United States of America, Oretha Bestman-Yates always had an eye for the happenings in her homeland, Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Gets New Professionals in Advanced Obstetrics
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Given the acute shortage of doctors, on Saturday, the First Batch of trainees of the Task- Shifting Project in advanced obstetrics has graduated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Can the Ebola Response Teach Us for Future Health Outbreaks in Cities?
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 07/06/2017 This 49-minute webinar discusses what the Ebola response can teach humanitarians about future health outbreaks in cities. It considers if quarantine is ethical; how humanitarian organizations can engage with multiple communities at once; and what should be done when there are high levels of population movement in a public health crisis like Ebola. It discusses the main challenges and lessons with people who were working in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia during and after the crisis. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S.$113,600 Clinic Proposed
[NEWS] Members of the House of Representatives are reviewing a proposal for the establishment of a mini clinic valued at US$113,600 at the Capitol. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Ebola Survivor Tops Mother Tegeste 2017 Graduating Class
[FrontPageAfrica] Brewerville -Rachael Gbeyan stood proudly in front of the crowd gathered inside the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Pentecostal Church. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news