Liberia: Life for African Mothers Boosts Maternal Health
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In an effort to boost maternal health in the country, a non-for-profit charity organization, Life for African Mothers (LFAM) has boosted the country's maternal health by distributing over US$250,000 worth of assorted medication free-of-charge around Monrovia and its environs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Astrazeneca Vaccines Launch a Milestone for Liberia's Health Sector
[New Dawn] -Liberia's Health Minister Jallah (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: It's Time for Massive Awareness On Covid-19 Vaccination
[FrontPageAfrica] MANY PEOPLE are giving various interpretations to the covid-19 vaccines -- some positive and others very negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Citizens Express Doubts, Raise Safety Concerns As Government Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccine
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah on Thursday led a handful of government officials for the first shot of covid-19 vaccine but it appears that it would take more than that to boost the public's confidence in turning up for the vaccine - some residents of Monrovia have vowed to snub the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: The Accusation of Kleptocracy in Liberia Is a National Shame
[FrontPageAfrica] According to the US Embassy in Monrovia, congressman Chris Smith does not speak for the Biden Administration. Be that as it may, be, he is a high-level member of the US Government. So his opinion matters. Furthermore, the Embassy did not dismiss any of the issues raised by the Congressman. Mr. Chris Smith is neither a Democrat trying to show that the Biden Administration was embarking on a new fight against autocracy nor is he a freshman legislator in search of publicity. He has worked in Liberia and he is (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MoH to Complete Nationwide Polio Vaccine
[New Republic] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners on the 26th day of March 2021 officially launched the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Peace ’ s passion for women ’ s rights fuels highly acclaimed debut novel
Running out of books to read as a child inspired Bristol-based Dr Peace Adzo Medie to turn her own hand to writing stories. Armed with insights from more than 10 years of academic field work exploring issues facing women in her birthplace Liberia, Peace is now a revered novelist in addition to her role as a Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, International, Public engagement, Research, Publications, Student life; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Critical acclaim for Bristol academic ’ s debut novel about power relations and forced marriage
Armed with insights from more than 10 years of academic field work exploring women ’ s issues in her birthplace Liberia, University of Bristol academic, Dr Peace Adzo Medie, turned her hand to writing fiction. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, International, Public engagement, Research, Publications, Student life; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Critical acclaim for Bristol academic ’ s debut novel about power relations and arranged marriage
Armed with insights from more than 10 years of academic field work exploring women ’ s issues in her birthplace Liberia, University of Bristol academic, Dr Peace Adzo Medie, turned her hand to writing fiction. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, International, Public engagement, Research, Publications, Student life; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Liberia: Government Launches Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners will on this 26th day of March 2021 officially launch the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: First Lady Raps On Sexual, Reproductive Health
[New Dawn] First Lady Clar Marie Weah on Wednesda March 24 held an interactive forum to educate adolescent girls on sexual and reproductive health issues in Tubmanburg, Bomi County as part of activities marking the President George Weah's second leg of county tour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Americares Launches "Community Partnership for Respectful Care" to Reduce Disrespect and Abuse At Healthcare Facilities in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization, has launched a five-year community healthcare initiative to reduce "disrespect and abuse" at healthcare facilities, something health experts say causes serious mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Weah Declares Today 'World TB Day'
[New Dawn] -Calls on Liberians to join in observance to create awareness (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Weah Declares Wednesday, March 24, 'World TB Day'
[LINA] Monrovia -- President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Wednesday, March 24, "World Tuberculosis Day" and is to be observed throughout the country as a Working Holiday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Dr. Fallah to Provide Expert Knowledge On Infectious Diseases Control At Global Symposium
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Refuge Place International (RPI), Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah, will on tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 serve as an expert panelist at The Fletcher School, Tuft University at the Global Symposium on the control of infectious diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MTN Group Donates 27,000 Covid-19 Vaccines to Government
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Lonestar Cell MTN on Monday donated to the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health 27,000 doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: OHAI Liberia Ends Cleft LIP Operations in Southeast Liberia
[New Dawn] It has been a bright moment and turning point for children born with cleft lips in southeastern Liberia when Oral Health Advocacy Initiative (OHAI) conducted successful surgeries on children from Maryland, Grand Kru, River Gee and Grand Gedeh counties, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'We Employed Many of the Lessons We Learned Fighting Ebola in Our Covid-19 Response'
[World Bank] The West African country of Liberia has worked hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing lessons from the Ebola crisis in 2014--2016. It was one of the first countries to go into lockdown and enforce strict social distancing. It has also made good use of its mHero mobile app which connects the government directly with frontline health workers to strengthen real-time information sharing across key actors and government decision making and responsiveness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Ex-NPHIL Boss Fallah to Speak At World Communities Forum
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The former Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) continues to receive recognition both home and abroad from local and international bodies in both the private and public sectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Liberia: President Weah Caps Celebration of International Women's Day With Unveiling of DNA Machines to Aid Investigation of Rape Cases
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- It was a house full of joy on International Women's Day when the Government of Liberia through President George Weah, joined by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and international Development partners unveiled the nation's first public DNA machine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 10, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Receives First Covid-19 Vaccines Through the Covax Facility, With Team Europe Support
[New Dawn] 96,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Liberia as the first part of the 384,000 doses that are expected to be delivered to the country over the next months through the COVAX Facility, the global initiative that is leading efforts to secure fair and equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for every country in the world, including low and middle-income countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Alvin Nah-Doe Cries for Increased Support to Health, Education in Commencement Address
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberian Neurosurgeon and commencement Speaker at the University of Liberia (UL) 101st Joint - Convocation, Md. Alvin Nah-Doe, has said budgetary allocation for the health sector must be increased in order to ensure that patients have access to quality healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Receives First Covid-19 Vaccines Through the Covax Facility, With Team Europe Support
[New Dawn] 96,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Liberia as the first part of the 384,000 doses that are expected to be delivered to the country over the next months through the COVAX Facility, the global initiative that is leading efforts to secure fair and equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for every country in the world, including low and middle-income countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Welcoming the 96,000 Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
[New Dawn] Health authorities in Monrovia joined by senior officials of the Government of Liberia and foreign diplomats received the first consignment of 96,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Weah to Build VIP Annex At Jackson F. Doe Hospital
[New Dawn] -To reduce foreign medical travels (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Mano River Youth Network of Liberia Launches Community Awareness On Covid-19 Prevention and Violence Against Youths
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A civil society organization, the Mano River Youth Network of Liberia (MaRioNet Liberia) recently launched its community awareness campaign on the prevention of the coronavirus disease and to end violence against children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Catholic Prelate Cautions Parishioners to Believe in Science in Covid-19 Fight
[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -- The head of the St. Kizito Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Monrovia, the Reverend Father Ambrose D. Kroma has cautioned his congregation to strictly adhere to all safety measures imposed by the Parish in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Ghana Becomes First Low Income Country to Receive Free Covid-19 Vaccines
[FrontPageAfrica] Accra, Ghana -- The first wave of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in Ghana through the COVAX initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Electrocuted AFL Soldier Departs Liberia for Advance Medical Treatment
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- At long last, the ailing Sergeant of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), who was electrocuted while on duty, George Kaifa, has been flown out of the country for advance medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: LRC Receives U.S.$17.8 Million USAID Grant to Scale Up Health Services in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- IRC Liberia has received a $17.8 million grant from USAID; the United States Agency for International Development to support the government of Liberia's National Community Health Program. Approximately 29% of the Liberian population, and 60% of the rural population live more than 5km from a health facility. With a host of health challenges in the area including high incidence of Malaria, anemia and a lack of reproductive health services, this USAID funded program will enable IRC to support the Liberian Min (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Red Cross Intensifies Response Amidst Fears of Ebola Spreading in the Region
[New Dawn] Red Cross volunteers and staff in Guinea, Liberia, C ôte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 4-Yr-Old Penis Chopped Off By 'Quack' Doctor During Circumcision
[FrontPageAfrica] District #4, Grand Bassa -- A four-year-old boy, Dehnyuwah Wheagon, is suffering from unprofessional circumcision which led to his penis being almost totally chopped off by a community "doctor" identified Solomon Goffa in District #4, Grand Bassa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: USAID to Provide 2 Billion to Propel Global Access to Covid-19 Vaccines
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington -- U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the United States intends to provide an initial $2 billion, out of a total planned $4 billion, to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (Gavi COVAX AMC) to provide COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Nobody Is Protected Against Covid-19 Until...
[New Dawn] The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) said it is deeply concerned about the lack of vaccines available for African countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Why Ebola Is Back in Guinea and Why the Response Must Be Different This Time
[The Conversation Africa] New reports of Ebola in Guinea are causing anxiety given the history of the West Africa outbreak of 2014-2016. This was the largest Ebola outbreak reported to date - 28,000 cases were recorded, including 11,000 deaths. It originated in Guinea and then spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia. The confirmed cases this time have been reported from the southeast of Guinea about 800km by road from the capital, Conakry, but only about 100km from various border points with Liberia and C ôte d'Ivoire. The concern (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'No Ebola in Liberia,' Health Minister Jallah Says
[Observer] Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, Minister of Health of Liberia, has disclosed that there is no confirmed case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country following reports earlier yesterday that a woman from neighboring Guinea was suspected of the virus in a local health facility in Monrovia. Though the Minister remains the official spokesperson whose statement about health matters is indisputable, she is speaking ahead of the disclosure of the laboratory result of the suspected case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Suspected Ebola Patient Waiting on Test Result
[New Dawn] -as suspected Ebola patient admitted at Redemption Hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ebola Strikes Again - Key Questions and Lessons From the Past
[The Conversation Africa] News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing. The last in West Africa occurred between 2014 and 2015 and affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It was the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Among these were over 500 health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: The Resurgence of Ebola - It's Time to Shut the Borders
[FrontPageAfrica] WHEN THE DEADLY Ebola virus outbreak hit the West African subregion in 2014, a total of 28,616 cases and 11,310 deaths were recorded in in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Authorities Heightened Surveillance Following Confirmed Cases of EVD in Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Following the confirmation of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in seven patients and three deaths in Guinea, the Government of Liberia has heightened surveillance in the country, with specific attention placed on counties bordering Guinea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Medical Health Products Regulatory Authority Awards U.S.$1.5 Million Contract to Company Linked to Ruling Party Senator Saah Joseph
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A FrontPageAfrica investigation has uncovered that the Liberia Medical Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) has awarded contract for the Construction of its Laboratory in Careysburg, Montserrado County to a company linked to Senator Saah Joseph of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic as Neighboring Countries Act to Prevent Further Spread
DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert as the three West African nations battled the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has flown to consult with Guinean President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health offi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Liberia: New UNAIDS Country Director Pledges Continued Support to Liberia's HIV Response
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The new UNAIDS Country Director to Liberia Madam Pepukai Chikukwa has said it's quite commendable that Liberia is recognized as one of the countries that have accelerated their HIV response especially for testing, disclosing that where the institution sees government committing to HIV/AIDS, it will continue to support its coordinating mechanisms. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guinea enters 'epidemic situation' as seven Ebola cases confirmed
Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ after three deaths from the infectious diseaseGuinea has entered an Ebola “epidemic situation” with seven cases confirmed, including three deaths, a leading health official in the west African nation has said.“Very early this morning, the Conakry laboratory confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus,” Sakoba Keita said after an emergency meeting in the capital.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Ebola Guinea Africa World news World Health Organization Society Liberia Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Liberia: Independent Panel Stresses the Need for Proven Health Measures Against Covid-19
[New Dawn] The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response has underscored the imperative of maintaining proven public health measures against COVID-19, particularly as new variants emerge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Foreign Minister Impressed By Chinese - Aided Project At Liberia Broadcasting Service
[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -- Following a guarded tour of ongoing works at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) along with Chinese Ambassador Mr. Ren Yisheng, Liberia's Foreign Minister H.E. Dee - Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., said he is very much impressed by the progress being made on the project with support from the Chinese counterparts. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news