Liberia:Tolbert Nyenswah Makes 'Strong Case' for Liberia At Global Symposium On Health Research
[FrontPageAfrica] Liverpool, England -Cllr. Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, has made a strong case for Liberia's Health System at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which is taking place in Liverpool, England, the United Kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Blindness Threatens Liberia's Population
[Observer] Blindness in Liberia is increasing by the thousands ever year, according to Dr. Edward B. Gizzie, head of the Liberia Eye Center at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center, adding to more than 30,000 people who have already gone blind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Pres. Weah Craves for Country's 'Win-Win' Partnership With Mercy Ships
[Observer] President George Weah has lauded one of the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships for its humanitarian outreach to Liberia and called for a 'win-win' partnership between Liberia and the medical entity, an Executive Mansion has said in a release. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TB Remains World ’s Single Largest Infectious Killer, says WHO
A TB patient in a treatment facility in Liberia. Unlike him, many infected persons do not get the care they need. Credit: Francesco PistilliBy Mandy S.skerWASHINGTON DC, Oct 10 2018 (IPS)A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world’s leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection. A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), launched in New York on September 18, found for the fourth year in a row, that TB remains the world’s single largest infectious killer, responsible for 10 million infections and 1.6 million deaths in 2017.Still, in many c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandy Slutsker Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia:19 Get Training, Credential in Mental Healthcare
[Observer] In what is seen as a boost to the nation's emerging mental healthcare system, 19 clinicians specializing in child and adolescent mental health graduated on October 8, in Monrovia, from a training program developed by The Carter Center's Mental Health Program, in partnership with authorities of the ministries of Health, Education as well as Gender, Children and Social Protection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Carter Center, Health Ministry Graduate 19 Mental Health Clinicians
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As part of effort to revamp the health sector, the Carter Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, over the weekend graduated 19 mental health clinicians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:VP Taylor Wants More Trainings
[NEWS] Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor is proposing the training of Liberian technicians in the operation of the DNA machine recently donated to the Government of Liberia by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:205 Dogs Vaccinated On Int'l Day of Rabies in Margibi
[Observer] Dr. Ssuna administers vaccine to a dog in Unification City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liwen Steps Up Fight Against HIV
[Observer] The Liberian Women Empowerment Network (LIWEN) in collaboration with Action Aid Liberia, along with support from Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), over the weekend distributed condoms to 385 persons in Montserrado County, in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:U.S.$15k Mental Home for Liberia
[New Republic] A Liberian cleric, Rev. Amos Sackie has disclosed the erection by his church, the Living Word of Jesus Christ International of a mental home estimated at about fifteen thousand United States dollars (US$15,000.00) in the country to help cater to people with this condition which is presently unavailable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Fistula Survivors Plead With Govt and Partners for Continued Support
[FrontPageAfrica] Phebe, Bong County -In mixed emotions, including tears of joy and what lies ahead of them, 18 graduates of the UNFPA-supported Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Project with funding from Zonta International are urging their benefactors and others not to stop their support toward the program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia:VP Taylor Raps On Challenges ... In Health Sector
[NEWS] Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has described the USAID-sponsored Maternal&Child Survival Program (MCSP) as essential to tackling some of the health challenges confronting the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:'Ban FGM,' Civil Society Groups Demand Govt
[Observer] Mr. Dempster: "MIA should prevail on traditional women to stop FGM." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:"Technology Advancement Threatens Human Health"
[Observer] Mr. Blama with other delegates at the Confab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Sinoe Gets New County Health Officer
[New Liberia] The Ministry of Health has appointed a new County Health Officer (CHO) for Sinoe County to steer the affairs of the county health team. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Sime Darby Employees Cry for Govt Protection
[Observer] Sime Darby security officer, Tamba, undergoing treatment at the SDPL hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Commerce Probes Plastic Rice 'Sale'
[NEWS] The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has begun vigorous investigation into an alleged report of plastic rice being sold on the Liberian market, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Pediatric Expert Ascends to Chief Medical Officer At Liberia's Biggest Referral Hospital
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Dr. Sia Wata Camanor, head of the Pediatric Ward at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center is now the hospital's new Chief Medical Officer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:JFK Gets New Chief Medical Officer
[NEWS] President George Manneh Weah has appointed Dr. Sia Wata Camanor as the new Chief Medical Officer of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia Holds First National Science Conference to Build Resilient Health Sector
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The first Emmet A. Dennis National Scientific Conference, kicked off Monday in Monrovia. The three days of deliberation which is convening at the Millennium Guest House is being held under the Theme: "Fostering the Culture of Evidence-based Public Health Practice and Research in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Sci Launches 5-Year Nutrition in Education Project
[Observer] Madam Rakotomalala makes presentation of the project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:FFW Presents U.S.$13k to Benson Hospital
[Observer] (R-L): Dr. and Mrs. Benson Barh, Responding to Donation of funds by FFW, represented by Mr. Beyan , for Renovation work of Benson Hospital in Paynesville (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Dr. Mosoka Fallah Gets Teaching Position At Harvard Medical School
[Observer] Dr. Mosoka Fallah (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding Sierra Leonean and Liberian teachers' views on discussing past wars in their classrooms - Shepler S, Williams JH.
Various curricular and textbook initiatives exist to aid in the national processes of coming to terms with past violence, often serving the political goals of the victors, sometimes supported by international transitional justice institutions. Sierra Leone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia:Nursing Students Saddened By Tuition Increment
[New Dawn] Over 350 students of the Phebe PARA Medical School Program in Suakoko District, Bong County have expressed dissatisfaction over the alleged action of the school's administration to increase tuition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:New Redemption Hospital Construction On Course
[New Republic] Phase two of the construction works of the New Redemption Hospital in Caldwell is said to be on course; that's according to the Country Manager of the construction company, Abraham Bah that won the bid from the Government of Liberia (GoL). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt, Stakeholders Validate Food Security Report
[New Democrat] The Government of Liberia through the Ministries of Agriculture and Health together with food and nutrition sector stakeholders attending a one-day workshop has completed the validation of the Liberia 2018 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey (CFSNS) Report in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:"Food Security, Nutrition Are Important Development"
[New Republic] United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Liberia, Madam Mariatou Njie, says food security and nutrition are recognized as important for the overall development of a Country and have been highlighted among the long-term fundamental issues in national economic development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Grand Bassa to Get Eye Health Center
[Observer] The New Sight Eye Center (NSEC) and the Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Health (MoH) have finalized the working of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed to establish a comprehensive eye center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia, Sierra Leone Not Prepared to Prevent Ebola
[New Democrat] The American government's intervention via the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to train health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone to prepare for and prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease failed after six international organizations hired to implement the project delivered unclear results, a US government audit shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia's Public Health Institute Rebuts Fears After New Ebola Strain Discovery in Sierra Leone
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Sierra Leone deals with a certain level of public fear after the discovery of a new strain of Ebola virus in the northern part of the country, Liberia's public health authority tells Liberians that there should be "no cause for alarm". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Fear Grips Lofa Residents
[NEWS] The NEWS has learnt that residents of Lofa County are reportedly living in fear over reports of the discovery of a new strain of Ebola virus in neighboring Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital Denies Having Confirmed Ebola Case On Ward
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Liberia's biggest referral hospital, has denied reports of having on its ward a confirmed Ebola case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak has lasting impact on Liberian agriculture, food security
(PLOS) There is unequivocal evidence that disease epidemics adversely affect the livelihoods of individuals, households and communities in affected areas. The ebola outbreak in Liberia, researchers have now shown, had lasting impacts on crop production, income, and food security. The new results are published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:JFK Celebrates 47 Anniversary Today
[Observer] John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:How DRC's Ebola Outbreak Has Been Contained
[VOA] The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be in its waning days. Despite 28 deaths as of early June, health officials are cautiously optimistic that they are bringing the outbreak under control. So far, it's a striking turnaround from the 2014 West Africa outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and traveled as far as Glasgow, Scotland, and Dallas, Texas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Just Declared the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Is Over
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—the country’s ninth outbreak of the deadly virus—after a total of 53 confirmed and probable cases were reported, including 33 deaths. “The outbreak was contained due to the tireless efforts of local teams, the support of partners, the generosity of donors, and the effective leadership of the Ministry of Health. That kind of leadership, allied with strong collaboration between partners, saves lives,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statemen...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Doctors find 1st likely case of woman spreading Ebola one year after infection
A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberian Nurses, IOAN Help Liberian Health Institutions
[New Liberia] The Liberian Nurses Association in America (LNA) in America has delivered medical supplies worth about US 10,000. Dollars to the New Kru Town, Redemption Hospital in Monrovia and the Pipeline Health Center in Paynesville City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:WHO Wants Sentinel Surveillance Influenza Implemented in Hospitals
[Observer] The World Health Organization (WHO) has embarked on the implementation of the Sentinel Surveillance for Influenza in various hospitals, to reduce the death rate at the result of wrongful treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors: Woman likely spread Ebola a year after infection
A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola during the 2014 West Africa outbreak may have infected three members of her family a year after she first fell sick (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: For the First Time, a Female Ebola Survivor Infects Others
A Liberian woman recovered after tending her dying brother, but infected her family a year later. Being pregnant may have reignited the virus in her. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ebola Virus Pregnancy and Childbirth Discrimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lancet Infectious Diseases, The (Journal) World Health Organization Africa Liberia Emily Kainne Dukobo Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Liberia:Alleged Medical Malpractice Risks Baby's Amputation
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A month old baby boy, born at the Redemption Hospital on Saturday, June 9, risks being amputated as a result of an alleged medical malpractice by staff of the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia:Bong Residents Suffering Aftermath of MNG Gold Cyanide Spillage
[FrontPageAfrica] Kokoyah District, Bong County -Beatrice Tarr, 38, began experiencing skin itching moments after she bathed in Sein Creek, a major water source for residents in Saywehta Town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevention, Control - Tool for Building a Resilient Health Sector
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh says the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guideline is an invaluable tool for building a resilient health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:First Lady Weah Identifies With Health Facilities in Nimba
[Govt of Liberia] At least five hospitals and clinics in the commercial city of Ganta in Nimba County are now breathing a sigh of relief after benefiting from a huge donation of medical supplies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia:WHO, Moh Train Health Workers On Ipc Guidelines
[Observer] Participants from the 15 counties at the IPC Guidelines 4-day orientation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:NPHIL Boss Calls On Pharmacists
[NEWS] The Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia - NPHIL, Tolbert Nyenswah has called on Pharmacists in the country to join the campaign on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leah McManus Named 2018 Ward Cates Emerging Leader
Leah McManus at the Triangle Global Health Consortium award celebration in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo: Kelley Bennett PhotographyJune 28, 2018After a community-wide vote, theTriangle Global Health Consortium presented the Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award toLeah McManus during a ceremony in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, last month, in part due to her outstanding work during West Africa ’s 2014 Ebola crisis.McManus, a technical program manager atIntraHealth International, was the first IntraHealth employee deployed to Liberia during the outbreak. Embedded in the Ministry of Health during the height of the epidem...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news