Liberia: Rural Women President Calls for Partnership to End FGM
[Observer] Kebbeh Monger, president of the Rural Women Association, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, called for partnership between the traditional leaders and stakeholders to end female genital mutilation (FGM) across Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Critical Ebola Lessons from Liberia to the DR Congo
[The Conversation Africa] Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia's ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his experience, and what lessons that experience offers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: FDA Destroys Large Quantity of Confiscated Meat
[Observer] -Vows to make illegal wildlife trade risky (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia's Ministry of Health Convened 10th Annual National Health Review Conference
[WHO] Monrovia, 6th December 2018: The Ministry of Health has successfully convened the 10th Annual National Health Review Conference in Monrovia. The three- day conference held at the Paynesville City Hall, brought together officials and staff from the Ministry of Health, Parliamentarians, County Superintendents, County Health Officers, Civil Society Organizations, Faith-based Organizations, sectoral ministries, media groups and a wide range of health development partners to review and document the health secto (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Workers Threaten Go-Slow
[Observer] River Gee County map (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘ Antimicrobial Resistance Knows No Boundaries ’
Community health worker Urmila Kasdekar performs a health check on a new born baby in Berdaball village of western India. In India, for example, where it is thought that as many as 120,000 babies alone die every year from sepsis caused by antimicrobial-resistant infections, doctors say two of the key factors behind rising AMR are pharmacies selling antibiotics without a prescription and poor infection control in overcrowded healthcare facilities. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Ed HoltBRUSSELS, Dec 4 2018 (IPS)European Union officials and global health bodies have called for help for poorer countries as growing resistance to ant...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Organisation for Economic Source Type: news

Liberia: FAO, MoA Inaugurate Veterinary Lab
[Observer] The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through its Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) on Tuesday, November 27, inaugurated a refurbished and equipped Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) at the University of Liberia's Fendell Campus, outside Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 50 Trained in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
[Observer] More than 50 participants comprising farmers' organizations, cooperating partners, local government officials, and Bong County Technical College students recently completed a three-day nutrition-sensitive agriculture training in Gbarnga, Bong County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 37% Liberians Go Without Food Due to Unemployment
[Observer] -34 Countries' Afrobarometer Shows (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Phebe Hospital Is in Financial Crisis,' Owes U.S.$ 300,000 to Vendors
[Observer] Front view of Phebe Hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: NPHIL Director General Promises HC Graduates Internship
[Observer] The Director General of the National Public Health Institute (NPHIL) of Liberia (NPHIL) Tolbert Nyehsuah has promised graduating students, who are pursuing degrees in occupational safety and disaster management at Harbel College, internships at the NPHIL. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A qualitative investigation of the perceived role of peers in influencing substance use among youth in Monrovia, Liberia - Lange BCL, Pullen SJ, Petruzzi LJ, Parnarouskis L, Dom ínguez S, Harris B, Quiterio N, Fernandez PJ, Lekpeh G, Slopadoe SP, Henderson DC, Borba CPC.
Substance use and abuse has become an issue for adolescents globally. While multiple factors contribute to substance use, peer influence is particularly important. As such, this study aimed to examine students' beliefs related to substance use, including t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Getting to Zero: Lessons on Ebola and Global Health Security
November 20, 2018We sat down with  Oliver Johnson to find out how West Africa's 2014  outbreak is informing DRC's today.As news from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)worsens, how can the lessons from the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak help?I sat down with Dr. Oliver Johnson, coauthor ofGetting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline, who worked on the frontlines of the West Africa outbreak, to find out. He stressed that while we ’ve learned a lot about Ebola, most of it has involved technical aspects, such as themedical innovations and treatm...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia, Japan Signed 2.7M
[NEWS] The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia, Japan Signed $2.7M Aid Deal
[NEWS] The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Grand Bassa County Gets New Health Center
[FrontPageAfrica] Wayzohn, Grand Bassa County -The United Methodist Church of Liberia in collaboration with the Gand Bassa County authorities on Thursday, November 8, 2018, dedicated a 45 room health center in Gorblee, District # 3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Safety for Frontline Health Workers Paramount to Ebola Response and Global Health Security
November 09, 2018The threat in DRC may no longer be containable and could become endemic.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield came to Capitol Hill in Washington Monday with an ominous warning:The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now so serious that it might not be containable and could become endemic.TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) reports this week that there are now 300 cases of the virus and 186 deaths since the outbreak was declared four months ago. Twenty-seven health workers have been infected and three have died.Key to ending the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia Medical and Dental Council Boss Underscores Medical Training for Health Practitioners
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Chairperson of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), Dr. Linda Birch has underscored the need for health practitioners in Liberia to undergo continuous capacity building trainings to be proficient in the discharge of their duties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Cost $53 Bln - Study West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Cost $53 Bln - Study
An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month's Journal of Infectious Diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Liberia:Close to Ending Polio - No Time to Be Complacent
[Observer] Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Close to Ending Polio - No Time to Be Complacent
[Observer] Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola's Neurological Effects Persist Years After Acute Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Tests conducted at NIH show abnormalities in Liberian Ebola survivors (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa's Ebola outbreak cost $53 billion - study
An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month's Journal of Infectious Diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

10 Transformative Trends in Digital Health
October 24, 2018These issues are shaping the near future of international development.Established digital health trends are already reshaping health care systems around the world in new and amazing ways. For example, the widespread adoption of mobile phones and the increasing usage of smartphones, combined with increasing Internet access and searchable online information services, have created what some call a doctor in every pocket.Even in rural Uganda, a patient can confirm her provider ’s authenticy with a text message, and a community health worker can use Google to learn symptoms and treatments.But what ’s...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Liberia:LCL Aids Program Wants Holistic Program
[NEWS] ... To Prevent HIV and AIDS In Liberia (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:FFW Partnering With Benson Hospital to Open Community Clinic
[Observer] The founder/chief executive officer of the Foundation for Women (FFW), Mrs. Deborah Lindholm, has said that the organization in collaboration with authorities of the Benson Hospital in Paynesville, will shortly open a clinic at the Henry Reeves School in the same community to improve the learning of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Rep. Samuel Enders Donates Three Ambulances to His Constituency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Montserrado County District #6 Representative Samuel R. Enders has donated three ambulances to residents of the district through the Children Health Clinic. The Children Health Clinic is a subsidiary of the African Dream Academy, an education institution founded by Rep. Enders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Rep. Enders Donates Three Ambulances to Constituency - Renovate Primary School
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Montserrado County District #6 Representative Samuel R. Enders has donated three ambulances to residents of the district through the Children Health Clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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