Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children
Mary RobinsonBy Mary RobinsonDUBLIN, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their livelihoods faster than men. Millions of women are assuming disproportionate responsibility for caregiving. Many women have found themselves unable to access contraception and other sexual and reproductive health services. UN experts predict that as many as 13 million more child marriages could take place over the next 10 years because of COVID-19 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Robinson Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Proposed Public Health Law Threatens Regulator's Autonomy
[Observer] Dr. Linda A. Birch: "The LMDC is an autonomous body established by an Act in March 2010, with exclusive power and authority to regulate medical practice within the Republic of Liberia, a mandate the LMDC continues to perform." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: JFK Chief Executive Officer Refutes Claims That Hospital Sends Patients Out to Buy Drugs
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Chief Executive officer of Liberia's premier medical provider, the John F. Kennedy Medical center, Dr. Jerry F. Brown has denied allegations that the hospital often sends patients out to buy drugs that should have been provided by the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: New Georgia Health Center in Deplorable Condition
[New Dawn] -patients, nurses cry out for support (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Ambassador Accredited the U.S Bounces Back After Covid-19 Illness
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington DC -- Liberia's Ambassador to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico, His Excellency Ambassador George S.W. Patten Sr., was on Friday, August 21, 2020, discharged from the hospital and is recovering very well at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MTN Promotes Wearing a Mask in New Campaign
[New Dawn] Liberia's leading GSM Company, Lonestar Cell MTN announced that it is adding its voice to the global drive to raise awareness about the importance of wearing masks with today's launch of the #WearItForMe campaign across its 21 African and Middle Eastern markets. MTN says it committing its September 2020 marketing resources to encouraging everyone to do more to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Andrew Young Foundation Donates Consignment of Selenium to Govt
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- US-based organization has donated several cartons of selenium drugs purposely to boost the immune system of COVID-19 patients in Liberia. Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. Selenium naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Countries Now Using mHero to Boost COVID-19 Response
August 20, 2020More countries are using mHero to tackle theirCOVID-19 epidemics, including to monitor the health of their frontline health workers, speed up communications between ministries and the front lines, and boost surveillance and response for COVID-19 and other disease threats.During any disease outbreak, real-time communication between national health authorities and frontline health workers is critical to protecting health workers and saving lives. IntraHealth International’smHero application—a two-way, mobile phone-based communication system that connects ministries of health and health workers&mdas...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Digital Health Technology Mobile Technology Health Workers Source Type: news

Liberia: Agriculture Coordinator Vows to Make Maryland Self-Sufficient in Food
[New Dawn] Barely days after several marketers in Pleebo, Maryland County Electoral district # 2 vowed to boycott elections due to skyrocketing of commodity prices, County Agriculture Coordinator Christian Neckie Natthas promised to work assiduously to make the county self-sufficient in food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Liberia: Pregnant Women, Baby Mothers Demand Treatment
[New Republic] Health workers in Liberia are going slow thus leading to some pregnant women and young baby mothers placing road blocks at the Du- Port Road Health center in Paynesville, in demand for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Leading in Time of COVID: A True Test of Leadership
By Folake OlayinkaAug 15 2020 (IPS) In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s population at the time, resulting in 50 million deaths. More recently between 2014 and mid-2016 , the Ebola virus epidemic was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history—causing devastating  loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the West Africa region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, as well as SARS and MERS, each have ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Folake Olayinka Tags: Democracy Headlines Health Source Type: news

Liberia: WHO Donates 21 Pieces of Oxygen Concentrators to Boost Covid-19 Response
[WHO] Monrovia -- The World Health Organization Liberia Country Office this week donated 21 pieces of Oxygen Concentrators to the Ministry of Health to support the government in the management of confirmed COVID-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Has Chance for Robust Recovery After Pandemic - New World Bank Report
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a toll on the global economy, and Liberia is facing its dire human and economic impact, with real GDP projected to contract by 2.6 percent in 2020, according to the first Liberia Economic Update. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Last Mile Teachers
Emmanuel, a Luminos teacher, with his class in Loweh, Liberia (2019). Credit: Carielle Doe for the Luminos FundBy George K. Werner and Caitlin BaronKAMPALA, Uganda, Jul 30 2020 (IPS) “It has gotten really tough for us,” says James, a father in rural Liberia, of COVID-19 lockdown and school closures. “My son is trying but he is missing his friends and teachers. Children want to be in school.” “When Coronavirus passes, will your school still be there to help us with our children?” asks Fatu, a Liberian mother of six. Around the world, over one billion children are out of school. All will ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: George K. Werner and Caitlin Baron Tags: Africa Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia: Moh Announces Revised Nat'l Health Emergency Guidlines to Contain Covid-19
[Observer] In the wake of increasing cases and deaths from the Coronavirus disease in Liberia, and given our knowledge about current spread of the virus in the communities, its modes of transmission, and means of prevention, the Ministry of Health hereby announces a revised set of National Health Emergency Guidelines in keeping with the Health Emergency declared on March 21, 2020, pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Public Health Law of Liberia. Under this revised declaration, I herewith designate all 15 counties of the Re (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: The Forgotten Victims Of The Pandemic
[New Dawn] With most countries closing borders and issuing some form of stay-at-home orders, safety and services dedicated to asylum seekers and refugees has dramatically decreased. The result is a large number of migrants in Morocco and around the world facing dangerous health situations and increased economic insecurity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: What We Owe Essential Workers
[New Dawn] The low-wage workers who make up nearly half of the US workforce have long been neglected, steadily falling behind highly educated workers in expanding industries such as technology, finance, and entertainment. Since the 1970s, real (inflation-adjusted) wages have stagnated for prime-age men with less than a college education, and declined significantly for those with a high-school education or less. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: More Than 600 Cases of Rape, Sodomy, Abuses During COVID-19 State of Emergency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia, currently ranked 177th out of 188 countries in the annual Gender Inequality Index is poised to see more decline in the wake of measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO chief taps ex-leaders to head COVID-19 response panel
The World Health Organization chief says the former president of Liberia and a former New Zealand prime minister will lead a panel to give an “honest assessment” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberia: COVID-19 Threatens Commercial Sex Workers' Livelihoods
[Observer] Esther Y. Johnson, age 35, a mother of one who is currently five months pregnant, said when her first son's father observed that she was a usual form of drugs; he started ill-treating her so she decided to leave the home to get in the street and satisfied her bad habit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus gives global doctors' group a new frontier: US nursing homes
As a coordinator and communicator with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Heather Pagano has worked in Liberia helping communities fight Ebola; with refugees in Nigeria fleeing conflict; and in South Sudan, where violence has forced millions of people out of their homes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Web Portal for COVID-19 Response Launched
[Observer] Monrovia -A group of private organizations across the country has announced the launch of a web portal, which is intended to ensure that information about donations from its members is publicly available for transparency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: State of Emergency Extended for Another 30 Days
[Observer] In spite of preventive measures put in place, number of confirmed cases and deaths due to Coronavirus continues to rise, Executive Mansion says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Tarpeh Bites Tongue on U.S.$9 Million
[New Dawn] The chairman of the COVID-19 food distribution steering committee, Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh takes a 90 degree turn here, denying that he told the Liberian Senate the World Food Programme (WFP) charged the Government of Liberia US$9 million in "administrative and operational cost" to distribute food to vulnerable Liberians across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Coronavirus Hits Capitol
[New Dawn] The Liberian Senate has shut down for two weeks after one of its top officials, Assistant Senate Secretary Genevieve Massaquoi has been reported positive of the coronavirus. The Director of Press at the Liberian Senate JalawahTonpoe confirmed to this paper Tuesday, 16 June that the Assistant Senate Secretary came down with the virus. Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Liberia at a time the government relaxes measures imposed initially to limit the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UNFPA Turns Over Maternity Unit At COVID-19 Treatment Center to Health Ministry
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has officially turned over to the Ministry of Health, the Spotlight Initiative in Liberia funded maternity unit at the main COVID-19 treatment unit at the 14 Military Hospital in Margibi County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: 'A Diabolical Lie' - Liberian Govt. Dismisses Opposition Claim COVID-19 Money Misdirected
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia has debunked speculations on social media that it intends to use nearly US$10 million of the US$30 million apportioned for the COVID-19 food distribution on "unexplained administrative costs". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Young people step up their fight against GBV during the COVID-19 crisis
[Plan International] 24-year-old Mawatta leads the Girls Advocacy Alliance in her hometown in Lofa county, in the north western corner of Liberia. Her team of youth ambassadors, which includes young women and men, have had to change their way of working during the coronavirus pandemic and are now reaching out directly to their community to prevent an escalation of gender-based violence during the lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Commerce Minister Says Govt Has Deposited Us$25 Million for Food Distribution
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Professor Wilson Tarpeh, the Minister of Commerce says the National Steering Committee on the COVID-19 Food Distribution has gotten the needed funding from the Ministry of Finance and the World Bank to begin the full distribution of the long-awaited stimulus package. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: IMF Executive Board Approves a U.S.$50 Million Disbursement to Liberia to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
[IMF] The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today, approved the disbursement of SDR36.17 million (US$50 million; 1.7 percent of GDP) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). This, together with debt relief approved in April 13, will help meet Liberia's urgent balance of payment needs, mostly stemming from fiscal needs necessary to respond to the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: APM Terminals Identifies With Nat'l Youth Task Force On COVID-19
[Observer] Receiving the items, Youth and Sports Minister, Zeogar Wilson (3rd from right), lauded APM Terminals Liberia Ltd. for the gesture and promised to use the rice for the intended purpose. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Weah Wants Public Health Law Amended
[FrontPageAfrica] Capitol Hill -President George Weah has submitted before the House of Representatives a revised edition of the Public Health Law of Liberia to be passed into law. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: AMEU Graduate School Students Appreciate Daily Observer for COVID-19 Fight
[Observer] Amid the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, students from the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Graduate Program of Master of Arts in International Development (MAID) over the weekend visited the headquarters of the Daily Observer, in Paynesville, and made a cash donation of L$10,000 to the management of the entity as a demonstration of appreciating the role of the Liberian media in disseminating messages that could aid in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental health among Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea: results from a cross-sectional study - Secor A, Macauley R, Stan L, Kagone M, Sidikiba S, Sow S, Aronovich D, Litvin K, Davis N, Alva S, Sanderson J.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among adult Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: One-on-one surveys were conducted in EVD-affected... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Liberia: Postnatal Immunizations in Drastic Decline
[Observer] Prior to the COVID-19, the Ministry of Health recorded the coverage rate for pentavalent vaccine attendance in 2019 to be at 89.7% while MCV 1 was 89.7%, but Mr. Clarke says the coverage for the month of April in 2020 dropped for Penta 3 to 49% and MCV1 to 46%. (Photo: Healthynewbornnetwork.org) (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Weah Wants COVID-19 Global Funding to "Recognize Social Importance of Sports in African Economies"
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah is calling on the Covid-19 global fund managers to give special attention, too, to the importance of sports in the African economies and the importance contributions that the games make to the unity, peace building and social cohesion of nations on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: DKT Liberia Innovates Its Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact On Access to Family Planning
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -DKT Liberia, the organization at the vanguard of providing Liberians with access to Sexual and Reproduction Health options, at a recent media parley shared the various innovative steps being taken by the organization to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the access to Family Planning. According to the Country Manager, Antonio Cazares Turcott, "The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on access to Family Planning products and services all around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Dr. Raj Panjabi Warns of an Impending “Viral Apartheid” If We Don’t Change Our COVID-19 Approach
As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world’s poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and prevention measures, a scenario he calls “viral apartheid.” “I don’t use that term lightly,” said Panjabi, speaking with TIME Senior Writer Alice Park during a TIME 100 Talks discussion on May 28. “The idea that a group of people—whether it’s the vaccines, the test or treatments—will get access to those vital life-saving tools, and that those will likely be the rich nations an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Dr. Raj Panjabi Warns of an Impending ‘Viral Apartheid’ If We Don’t Change Our COVID-19 Approach
As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world’s poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and prevention measures, a scenario he calls “viral apartheid.” “I don’t use that term lightly,” said Panjabi, speaking with TIME Senior Writer Alice Park during a TIME 100 Talks discussion on May 28. “The idea that a group of people—whether it’s the vaccines, the test or treatments—will get access to those vital life-saving tools, and that those will likely be the rich nations an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Liberia: 12 Deportees From America Arrive in Monrovia - Quarantined As COVID-19 Precaution
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A special US flight arrived in Monrovia just before midday Wednesday bringing in a dozen deportees from the United States of America. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: HEAL, Orphans Concern Liberia Partner to Provide Relief to Orphanages
[New Dawn] Help Educate and Assist Lives (HEAL) Inc., a US-based organization, and its sister organization HEAL Inc., Liberia, are partnering with Orphans Concern-Liberia, the lead orphans advocacy organization to provide relief to orphanages in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Lonestar Cell MTN Gives Hope to Pregnant Women in Bomi County
[Observer] Donates food and non-food items (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Former UL Student Leader Identifies With Former Community
[FrontPageAfrica] Gardnerville -A former secretary general of the University of Liberia's Student Unification Party has identified with several less-fortunate and vulnerable residents of his former community amid the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: EU Signs Over U.S.$59 Million Support to Country's Social, Economic Development
[Observer] In a unique e-ceremony for the signing of two Financing Agreements worth USD 59 million, EU Ambassador HE H élène Cavé reiterated EU's commitment to support Liberia's development agenda and recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Liberia: American Idol to Build Hospital in Liberia, Says It's Grand Mother's Dream
[FrontPageAfrica] Her grandmother Elizabeth hails from Africa's oldest Republic Liberia, and adopted Samantha Diaz, when she was a kid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: President's 'Kind Gesture' to Muslim Community Launched
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia: The Ministry of Internal Affairs has launched a food rationing scheme for the Muslim community in Liberia during the month of fasting activities dubbed "President George Manneh Weah's Kind Gesture Toward Muslims in the Holy Month of Ramadan." (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lessons on civic duty from Boris Johnson? No thank you | Marina Hyde
The prime minister is handling coronavirus so badly now, he makes even his most unpopular predecessors look public-spiritedThough it majors in killing, coronavirus certainly enjoys a sideways glance at inequality. In April, we discovered that the British TV showHolby City owned only one fewer working ventilator than the African country Liberia. On Sunday, construction and manufacturing workers were told to get back to work by a man who skived offfive consecutive Cobra meetings during a wildly mushrooming global epidemic. Five! Boris Johnson couldn ’t even be bothered to turn up and grip the government’s crucial...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marina Hyde Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Politics UK news Science World news Conservatives Source Type: news