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Liberia:One Health Validation Meeting Begins
[NEWS] A three-day validation meeting of "One Health" governance manual and annual work plan has begun in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:One Health Validation Meeting of Governance Manual and Annual Plan
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A 3-day Validation meeting for "One Health" governance manual and annual work plan begins today and ends Friday, February 16 in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia's Health Minister-Designate Promises to Revamp Sector
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's health sector is seriously challenged and needs massive interventions in order to resuscitate the system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria Sparks Local Health Concerns
[Observer] In the wake of the reported outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, health authorities in Liberia say they are prepared and capable of defeating any outbreak, adding that: "As part of our prepared measures, we have assigned disease surveillance officers at each of our entry points." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Health Minister Designate Requests Change of Venue in U.S.$6 Million Lawsuit
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The legal counsel of health minister-designate Dr. Wilhemina Jallah has filed a motion for change of venue in the action of damage for wrongful death filed against her by the family of a woman who reportedly died during childbirth her hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Residents of Matadi Community Cry Out for Public Health Care
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC) in collaboration with other Sanitor working groups in the city of Monrovia has been on the road map for the cleaning of drainages and waste managements across Montserrado and its environs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:President Weah Commends Health Workers Association for Their Sacrifices
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah has met with a delegation of the Health Workers Association of Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:David Beckham Launches Malaria Must Die
[FrontPageAfrica] London -David Beckham Wednesday launched an ambitious new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live calling upon leaders to "unite and fight" malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

“No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM
FGM is a taboo and complicated topic in Liberia and it is dangerous for women to speak out about it. Credit: Travis Lupick / IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further 68 million girls face the risk of FGM by 2030.The statistics from the UN were unveiled tod...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Liberia:JFK Workers Reject Re-Appointment of Ga Mcdonald and Deputy
[Observer] Workers at the nation's major referral hospital, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Medical Center, have threatened to down their tools in protest against the imminent reappointment of the hospital's General Administrator and her Deputy, Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald and Ms. Munah Tarpeh, respectively, by President George Weah. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Eye Center to Train Six Students
[Observer] Robert Dolo, executive director of the New Sight Eye Center in Paynesville, performing an eye exam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MSF Opens Pediatric Surgery Program
The program includes emergency and non-emergency surgery for children and will provide practical training opportunities for Liberian surgical residents and nurse anesthetists. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Liberia: MSF Opens Pediatric Surgery Program
Press releaseLiberia: MSF Opens Pediatric Surgery ProgramJanuary 31, 2018MONROVIA, LIBERIA/NEW YORK, JANUARY 31, 2018 —Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a pediatric surgical program at Bardnesville Junction Hospital (BJH) on the outskirts ofLiberia's capital Monrovia on Jan. 11, with a goal of making surgical care more available for children in the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Liberia:Partner Liberia, Dr. Oniyama Open First Specialist Hospital in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Country Director of Partner Liberia, Joe Daweah, has announced that his entity has entered into an agreement with Dr. Nelson Oniyama to open the first medical specialist Hospital in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:National Public Health Institute of Liberia Observes First Anniversary - Significant Achievements Underscored
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has observed its First Anniversary underscoring significant achievements in the last 12 months since its enactment into Law by a 2017 Act. It was passed into law by the 53rd Legislature in Dec 2016; signed by Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and printed into handbill January 26, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:'Enforce Recovery of Liberia's Stolen Wealth'
[Observer] The Better Future Foundation (BFF), the proponent of the Liberia Democracy Sustainability Platform (DSP), has called on President George Weah's Administration to adopt alternative and practical strategies aimed at winning the fight against corruption in the public sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:JFK Hospital Staffs Reportedly Looting Hospital Properties
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Unconfirmed reports say the outgoing administrators at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital have been caught "looting" the facility as they take their exits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The impact of transactional sex with teachers on public school students in Monrovia, Liberia - a brief report - Parnarouskis L, Stevenson A, Lange BCL, Pullen SJ, Petruzzi LJ, Dom ínguez S, Quiterio N, Harris B, Lekpeh GG, Manobah B, Henderson DC, Borba CPC.
Access to education has been shown to strongly influence adolescent health across the world, and strong relationships with teachers has been found to lead to better academic and psychosocial outcomes for students. In many low-income countries where adolesc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Logistics Supervisor
Department The New York Operations Cell is part of the Operational Centre Paris (OCP), an operational partnership under the responsibility of the Operations Director in Paris.  The New York Cell has been active in New York, since January 2004 and currently manages programs in Haiti, Liberia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Project Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt Will Prioritize Health
[New Dawn] Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC's) Montserrado County District #13 Representative Saah Joseph says health will be a major priority in the CDC government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center Dedicated
[Observer] It is a common practice in Liberia that top government officials and those who can afford to seek medical attention outside of the country because the government has not done enough to improve the country's health delivery system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:U.S.$500K Medical Center Under Construction in Nimba County
[Observer] A comprehensive health center worth US$500,000 is under construction in Nyor Diaplay Town in Nimba County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia's Health Sector Is Challenged
[NEWS] Montserrado County District #13 Rep. Saah Joseph says the country's health sector is seriously challenged and needs to be more proactive in responding to common sicknesses and diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt Bans Female Genital Mutilation - but Only for a Year
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Liberia has imposed a one-year ban on female genital mutilation - a highly contentious issue in the West African country - but campaigners said on Thursday it may not be enforceable and urged new president George Weah to push for a permanent law. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Give Priority to Education, Health
[NEWS] The Last twelve years, Liberia witnessed a broken health and messy education systems under the Unity Party-led administration. The quest to strengthen these two sectors was just a lip service by the Unity Party-led administration. Education institutions and health facilities were constructed with the help of donor partners but the political will to ensure that these sectors were effective, was never seen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Nasscorp Dedicates Modern Medical Facility in Monrovia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) Friday dedicated its multi-million-dollar Medical Diagnostic Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Monrovians to Benefit From Free MRI Testing
[Observer] Residents of Montserrado County Electoral District #12, and those in its immediate environs will benefit from a 'free medical service' being offered by the district's newly elected lawmaker. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Major Hospital in Grand Bassa County Overcrowded - Relocation Call Intensifies
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County - The Administrator of the Liberian government hospital in Buchanan says over crowdedness of patients, limited doctors and low financial budget are major challenges slowing the functions of the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Firestone Hosts Children's Surgery Int'l
[NEWS] Firestone Liberia has welcomed Children's Surgery International (CSI) back to Duside for its seventh surgical mission and eighth mission to Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Purpose Foundation to Restore Smiles to Orphans, Girls
[Observer] It is commonly said that children who have lost their parents conceal their sadness, pain and isolation because they can no longer feel the tenderness of a father and a mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:President Sirleaf Commends JFK Doctors, Nurses for Hard Work
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended doctors, nurses including the management and staff of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center for demonstrating commitment, hard work and confidence in serving the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Ecobank Identifies With Health Centers
[Observer] Ecobank MD Mensah-Asante (front, 2nd from right) presents the items to the Medical Director of the SOS Children's Village, Dr. James A. Lewis, as staff look on. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia to Begin Food, Nutrition Survey
[NEWS] The Food and Nutrition Division at the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the LISGIS on Monday, January 15, 2018 commenced a weeklong training for enumerators to begin a comprehensive food security, nutrition and vulnerability Assessment survey across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Health Crisis Looms in Grand Kru?
[Observer] Dr. Kateh: "Even though the disease is communicable, it can be treated." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Health Workers Association Wants New President to Consult Before Appointing New Health Minister
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Health Workers union of Liberia (NAHWUL) says to build a resilient health sector would require the new government considering the health workers union as a vital stakeholder and a major partner of the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Patients Claim Maltreatment At CB Dunbar Hospital
[New Dawn] Some patients at the CB Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County are complaining of an alleged maltreatment they face at the hands of nurses at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Adverting a National Health Crisis
[New Dawn] A strange skin disease that has reportedly affected 1,777 persons in five counties in Liberia could eventually turn into a potential national crisis here if concerted steps are not taken immediately to contain the sickness that is characterized by severe body itch and sensation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:AFL Wives Protest At EBK Barracks, Demanding Husbands' Benefits
[Observer] A group of women said to be wives of personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) residing at the Edward Beyan Kesselly Barracks (EBK) yesterday staged a protest before the barracks in demand of their husbands' benefits before President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leaves office on January 22 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Skin Disease Infects Over 1,700 in Six Counties - Concerns Heighten for Intervention
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Over 1,700 people in six counties have been confirmed infected with a skin disease that appears to be showing the signs and symptoms of scabies, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond
January 08, 2018What will it take to offer true  patient-centered care?As 2018 begins with the clock already ticking on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) targets, the heroic, sometimes harrowing, and heartwarming stories of six frontline health workers from four continents delivered on a crisp November evening in Dublin reflect both the promise and the tangled reality of the policy planning and program implementation needed to fulfill the promise of unprecedented global consensus on health and development.What I hope stuck in the minds of thousands of the top global health experts that h...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Surgeries
[Observer] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefited from cataract removal surgeries. The study, called PREVAIL 7, sought to address the issues of safety for participants to undergo cataract surgery and to define the post-surgical care needed to achieve the best visual outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Strange Skin Disease Hits Five Counties in Liberia - 600 Affected
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A rare skin disease appears to be causing panic amongst many Liberians after over 600 people were diagnosed infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail Conducts Cataract Removal Surgeries
[New Dawn] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Eye Surgeries
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:President-Elect Weah's Colossal Challenges
[Observer] The word colossal simply means enormous, huge, massive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Mobile Clinic Provides Free Treatment for Monrovia Central Prison Inmates
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Chief Executive Officer of Serene Health for all Mobile Clinic, Maima Dabah Quoi Pelham, has called for the availability of good health for prison inmates around the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Peacekeeping, compliance with international norms, and transactional sex in Monrovia, Liberia - Beber B, Gilligan MJ, Guardado J, Karim S.
United Nations policy forbids its peacekeepers and other personnel from engaging in transactional sex (the exchange of money, favors, or gifts for sex), but we find the behavior to be very common in our survey of Liberian women. Using satellite imagery and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news