Liberia:Senate Receives Free Health Services, Medical Care Act
[Observer] An Act to establish a fund to finance the provision of free health services and medical care for the aged and disabled Liberian citizens has been submitted to the Senate for enactment into law. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:After Ebola - What Happens Next?
[Bhekisisa] Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia's doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blog: Internationalism has always been at the heart of our work
Since our union was established 25 years ago, internationalism has always been at the heart of our work. It’s one of the reasons why UNISON is so widely respected around the world – we don’t just talk about our values, we live them and put them into practise. Our work in Liberia is just one example. Shortly before the Ebola virus struck in 2014, 22 health union leaders were dismissed by the Liberian government for organising a national strike for safer working conditions in the health sector. From day one, our union stood alongside them and campaigned for their reinstatement. Finally, following a four yea...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Liberia:New MD Takes Over 'Near Collapsed' National Drug Service
[Observer] Mr. Boakai Boley (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

How to slow down Ebola
Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a total of 29,000 patients were diagnosed with the disease. More than 11,000 people didn't survive. The epidemic has now passed, but researchers are wondering which intervention strategies would have been most effective in containing the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Liberia:The Case of the FIFA Us$50k Ebola Grant
[Observer] Shannon has stated again and again that he did nothing wrong by returning the US$1,500. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gut microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries
(Natural News) Your ability to fight off parasitic worms may be aided by your gut microbiota. This was the conclusion that researchers from Washington University in St. Louis reached in their study, published in Microbiome. Studying the guts of people from Liberia and Indonesia revealed that their gut microbiomes were remarkably similar, regardless of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:The Battle Against Drug Abuse Can Succeed Only in the Presence of Strong and Relevant Laws, Treatment and Rehabilitation
[Observer] Last week, the Daily Observer reported two drug-related stories; one revealing a plan to establish a center for rehabilitating drug addicts, while the other was about Police arresting 20 persons in connection to drug trafficking in Bong and Nimba Counties. The second story, titled, "Police Arrest 20 for Illicit Drug in Nimba and Bong Counties" and authored by Franklin N. Kwenah, narrated that the arrest was driven by an effort to battle criminal activities in the two counties where the arrests were made. T (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating the Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa
Ogweno and his team brought as many as 25 patients a day to the ETU. Photos courtesy Elvis Ogweno Working in EMS on an Ebola mission means you’re the first contact with the patient and the family. What you tell them matters a lot. When visiting a contaminated home, our team, which consists of a driver, two hygienists, one paramedic, and one psycho-social nurse, has to perform both donning (i.e., putting on) and doffing (i.e., taking off) our personal protective equipment (PPE) in the field. Before entering the house, we run through a PPE checklist: Scrubs, gum boots, gloves, Tychem suit, mask, hood, apron, goggle...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elvis Ogweno, MPH, CCP, NRP Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Ebola Deaths Hit 27 in Congo, Vaccinations Start
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives.
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:Female Genital Circumcision Should Be a Choice
[New Dawn] House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers has suggested that female genital circumcision should be practiced by choice of any female attaining the constitutional age eighteen, in line with their faith or traditional beliefs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ebola Scare - Airports On High Alert, Screen Passengers to Prevent Spread
[This Day] Abuja -Airport facilities and medical structures that served Nigeria in the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak are being reactivated as the country tries to be on the alert for possible reoccurrence following the confirmation of several EVD cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. THISDAY learnt at the weekend that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria had activated its Ebola preventive programme. The programme had been put in place after the late Liberian-American lawyer, Patrick Sawyer (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Liberia:Doctors Suspend Strike After Govt Commitment
[Observer] The Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) in conjunction with the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) have temporarily called off their strike that had paralyzed services in government health facilities across the country. The doctors laid down their tools on May 13 against arrears owed interned doctors, low pay of medical doctors and poor working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Averting the Lassa Fever Scare - Multifaceted Action Urgently Required
[Observer] In early March this year the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) reported the outbreak of Lassa fever in Montserrado and Nimba counties, claiming three lives. Immediately following this scary announcement, the Daily Observer, in an Editorial, called on the Liberian government to treat the resurgence of this deadly disease with urgency, in order to forestall its spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Health Delegation Concerns About Workers Not On Govt Payroll
[NEWS] The high power Health delegation visiting the southeast of Liberia says its attention has been drawn to complaints of dozens of health workers not on government payroll. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt Declares Emergency Over Lassa Fever Deaths
[NEWS] As Lassa Fever 'Kills' Two In M/Gibi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Liberia:Who 'Save Lives, Clean Your Hands Campaign' Commemorated in 18 Hospitals
[Observer] The Ministry of Health's Quality Management Unit in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and ACCEL, on May 5 successfully completed the 'WHO Save Lives, Clean Your Hands Campaign' annual celebration in 18 hospitals across Liberia's 15 counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:'On Frontline to Save Humanity'
[New Republic] Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh has described Liberian midwives as those on the frontline to save humanity and has said their effort has won his personal admiration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Marion Subah Underscores Importance of Lab in Medical Field
[Observer] Mrs. Marion Subah, Chief of Party (CoP) of Maternal and Child Survival Program/Human Resources for Health (MCSP/HRH), on Tuesday underscored the importance of doing laboratory tests before a nurse or a doctor can prescribe the necessary medication for a patient. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:U.S.$200k Oxygen Plant for Elwa Hospital Soon
[Observer] The Rotary Club of Monrovia (RCM) over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a facility to house a medical grade oxygen production plant for ELWA Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Acres Community Clinic Hosts First Health Fair in Millsburg
[Observer] The Alfred and Collinette Raynes Everybody Severed (ACRES) Community Clinic in Millsburg, Lower Montserrado County, has called on the residents to take advantage of the 'free' healthcare services and information during its debut health fair. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia adopts Yale capstone recommendations for medical education reform
A collaboration between the Liberian government and a capstone course at Yale is helping to rebuild the West African country ’s health system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Liberia:'Malaria Causes 44% of Death Among Children Under 5'
[Observer] Christine Elder, United States Ambassador to Liberia, has confirmed that malaria accounts for at least 42 percent of outpatients' attendance and 44 percent of deaths among children under five at various health facilities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Examining relationships of intimate partner violence and food insecurity with HIV-related risk factors among young pregnant Liberian women - Willie TC, Kershaw TS, Callands TA.
Gender inequities place women at an increased risk for HIV acquisition, and this association may particularly disenfranchize young pregnant women. Intimate partner violence (IPV) and food insecurity may contribute to gender differences in power, thereby in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia:Help in Sight for Ebola Orphans in Bong County
[Observer] Many would consider the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and its accompanying horrific tales as things of the past, but its impact has never faded away, especially in rural parts of the country where help for victims or post-Ebola recovery programs have been practically nonexistent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Lab Week 2018 to Highlight Diagnostics in Liberia Post-Ebola
[Observer] On April 24-25, health professionals will gather at the Monrovia City Hall for an event titled, "Celebrate Lab Week: Building Sustainability Post Ebola!" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From the battlefield to the bedroom: a multilevel analysis of the links between political conflict and intimate partner violence in Liberia - Kelly JTD, Colantuoni E, Robinson C, Decker MR.
OBJECTIVES: Assess the link between levels of armed conflict and postconflict intimate partner violence (IPV) experienced by women in Liberia. METHODS: Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project data were used to measure conflict-related fatali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Liberia:'Drug Addiction Is Dangerous Than Ebola'
[New Republic] -Says RDY Boss, Decry Gov't Crackdown (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Immunization Platform Convenes 4th General Assembly in Monrovia
[Observer] The Interim Board Chair of the Liberia Immunization Platform (LIP) Joyce Kilikpo Jarwolo has told colleagues at the Platform's 4th General Assembly (GA) that it was no better time for them to renew their commitment by saving the lives of Liberian children than at a time when there is a new national leadership that is pushing for a "pro-poor" agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:President Weah Breaks Ground for Military Hospital
[Observer] The scene at the Edward Binyah Kesseley Barracks near Schiefflin, Margibi County yesterday was one of jubilation, characterized by a military demonstration drill when President George Weah performed the historic groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 200-bedroom military hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Game Changer - Weah Takes Liberia Into Era of Practicality
[FrontPageAfrica] When President George M. Weah promised some weeks ago that he will build Liberia's first ever military teaching hospital, many thought it was just that - a promise. Liberians have become accustomed to hearing big visions, too often espoused by leaders playing to the gallery. But President Weah had given us notice that his will be a different presidency, one of little words and more action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reducing crime and violence: experimental evidence from cognitive behavioral therapy in Liberia - Blattman C, Jamison JC, Sheridan M.
We show that a number of noncognitive skills and preferences, including patience and identity, are malleable in adults, and that investments in them reduce crime and violence. We recruited criminally engaged men and randomized one-half to eight weeks of co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Survivors Cry for Better Health-Care
[New Dawn] The president of the Ebola Survivors Network in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone Mr. Patrick Farley says Ebola survivors in Liberia are crying for a better healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contributing risk factors for substance use among youth in postconflict Liberia - Petruzzi LJ, Pullen SJ, Lange BCL, Parnarouskis L, Dom ínguez S, Harris B, Quiterio N, Lekpeh G, Manobah B, Henderson DC, Borba CPC.
Substance use is prevalent among youth in postconflict African countries and is associated with a number of public health problems such as poverty, child homelessness, and school truancy. This qualitative study explores the risk factors associated with sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perpetrating violence increases identification with violent groups: survey evidence from former combatants - Littman R.
Heightened group identification motivates individuals to perpetrate violence, but can perpetrating violence-in and of itself-increase identification with violent groups? I test this idea using archival surveys of ex-combatants. In Liberia, where many comba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Liberia:Lassa Fever Resurfaces With 3 Deaths
[Observer] Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic illness caused by a virus that is transmitted through contact with the urine or feces of infected rodents and through direct contact with body fluids of infected individuals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia's Health Minister-Designate Senate Confirmation in Jeopardy
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -This paper has reliably learned that a large number of members of the Liberian Senate Committee on Gender, Health and Children have resolved not to confirm Health Minister designate Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Health Minister Designate Seeks Independent Probe Into Allegation of Wrongful Death
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Health Minister-designate Dr. Wilhemina Jallah who is facing action of damages for alleged wrongful death before the Civil Law Court is seeking an independent probe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After Ebola crisis, Yale works to strengthen Liberian health system
Led by Dr. Asghar Rastegar, Yale faculty has partnered with the Liberian government to improve health infrastructure and prepare for more public health crises. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Liberia:France Pledges €10 Million to Liberia Immediate Road Maintenance
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Weah's first visit outside of Africa in less than a month in his Presidency is about to payoff. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia Public Health Institute Conducts Annual Review Conference
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A three-day progress review and planning conference organized by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) gets underway in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County with commendation from stakeholders for job well done in the midst of challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lassa fever – Liberia
On 9 January 2018, a patient from Guinea with fever, neck pain, body pain and vomiting was admitted to a hospital in Ganta in Nimba County, Liberia. The patient was treated with Ribavirin until her death on 11 January 2018. The patient first experienced symptoms on 29 December 2017. Prior to hospitalization in Liberia, she sought medical care at a health facility in Di écké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Liberia:150 Documented Ebola Orphans Need Urgent Socioeconomic, Educational Assistance
[Observer] Some of the Diompillor Liberia Chapter supported orphans from Monrovia and rural Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news