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

Liberia:Phebe Hospital Yearns for More Funding
[New Liberia] The lack of appropriate budgetary allotment to government institutions seems to be affecting the full operation of the government, with the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County being of no exception. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:HIV Drugs Shortage Hits Nation
[New Liberia] The lives of over 35,000 people living with HIV and AIDS are being put at serious risk as the country runs out of antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs, a drug given to people living with HIV and AIDS to help fight infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

“We’re just getting started,” declares Dave Prentis in key conference speech
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis began his speech to conference by introducing member Michael Braithwaite, who lost his job due to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, and who was present in the hall. –”Not only is the UK your home,” he said to Michael, “Your union, UNISON, is your home too. And we will protect you.” In the 25th year since UNISON was formed from the merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE, Mr Prentis reminded the hall that in 1993 people thought that the formation of one union for public service workers was ‘the right idea at the wrong time.&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference general secretary Source Type: news

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