Liberia: Sample Collection and Screening Center Dedicated At Roberts International Airport
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The National COVID-19 Incident Management System has dedicated the National Public Health Sample Collection and Screening Center at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County. The dedicatory ceremony was held on October 13, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Women Farmers Made Destitute By Pandemic
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Weatta Gbelly has seen hardship in her 35 years but nothing prepared her for the Covid-19 pandemic. Ms. Gbelly has never had the virus, neither does she know anyone who has, but she has suffered just the same. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Facilities Closed in Nimba
[New Dawn] Over lack of drugs and salary payment (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Serene Health Incorporated, Carter Center Commemorates World Mental Health Day
[FrontPageAfrica] Careysburg -- Serene Health Incorporated (SHI) in partnership with the Carter Center on Monday, October 11, organized a one-day event in commemoration of the 29th celebration of World Mental Health Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Brother's Keepers Donates to Mental Health Hospital, Orphanage
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- There was no other way deemed more prudent for Brother's Keeper, a charitable organization within the Empowerment African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, to celebrate its 15th anniversary than obeying the instructions of the Holy Bible, specifically Proverb 19:17, and Isaiah 58:10. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Papers Show What Lay Behind Conde Regime's Ebola Denialism
[The Conversation Africa] More than 11,300 people died when the Ebola virus ripped through three West African countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia - from 2014 to 2016. It was the worst Ebola outbreak in known history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Detainees Are Five Times More At Risk of Contracting Covid-19' - - EU Head of Delegation Cautions Inmates to Get Vaccinated
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -- The Head of Delegation of the European Union to Liberia, Ambassador Laurent Delahousse, says inmates are five times more at risk of contracting COVID-19 than ordinary people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Liberia: Ex NPHIL Boss Gets Strategic Global Health Appointments
[FrontPageAfrica] Since his exit as Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Dr. Mosoka Papa Fallah continues to make headways on international front with the latest being an appointment with the Boston University. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Covid-19 Condemns More Women to Unbearable Hardship
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- These are trying times for many Liberians particularly women who most times bear the economic burden of any form of crisis, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Environmental Rescue Initiative Empowers Trained Traditional Midwives on Covid- 19
[FrontPageAfrica] Harrisburg Township -- As part of efforts to ensure equity in the rollup of the COVID-19 vaccine, about 60 Trained Traditional Midwives in Harrisburg Township have been trained by the Environmental Rescue Initiative to provide the much-needed information about the COVID-19 Vaccine safety and to ensure vaccine equity in rural communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Stop Mocking Infertile Women' - Top Liberian Gospel Artist Cautions Against Bullying Women With Infertility
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Evelyn Natt, a prominent Liberian gospel musician and minister, understands the pain of women living with infertility; having waited herself for 15 long years before conceiving and giving birth to her first child. That's why she boldly speaks against mockers of women living with infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Ministry of Education, Partners Set to Launch Innovative Learning to Boost Student's Enrollment in Schools Amid Covid-19 Disruption
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- As part of its activities to make lesson accessible to students through different medium, the Ministry of Education has embarked on a training workshop aimed at producing 9,000 lessons for students across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Carter Center, Ministry of Health Launch Mental Health Program for Pregnant Women
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Carter Center Liberia, and the Ministry of Health have launched a new mental health program for pregnant women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Crusaders for Peace, UNICEF Partner to End Covid-19 Through Rapid Immunization
[FrontPageAfrica] MONROVIA The Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) in partnership with the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF-Liberia) has officially launched a national campaign on COVID-19 Prevention Community Engagement and Outreach Intervention, with a call for the holistic involvement of opinion leaders and the locals residing in the slums if the pandemic is to be totally eradicated from Liberia through rapid immunization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Diaspora Nimbaians Assist County Health Team Extends Covid-19 Vaccination Drive to Hard-to-Reach Places
[FrontPageAfrica] Sanniquellie -- A group of diaspora Liberians who are natives of Nimba County have launched a campaign to augment the effort of County Health Team to ensure the COVID-19 Vaccines reach people living in the remotest parts of the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Killing More Than 4,000 People Per Day, TB Still Not a Priority'
[Observer] The leading international Tuberculosis Advocacy group, 'Stop TB Partnership', has released new data which show how the COVID-19 pandemic has dismally lowered levels of funding and created barriers to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of ending TB by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: LIPRIDE, ACTIONAID Hold Policy Dialogue On Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- LIPRIDE with support from ACTIONAID Sweden has concluded a policy dialogue with partners on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Covid-19 Combined With Funding Shortfalls Are Devastating Efforts to End Tuberculosis (TB) By 2030 - New Data Shows
[New Dawn] Less than half of required funding has been provided globally with dramatic consequences as hundreds of thousands more die from TB (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Queen of the Belgians' Virtual Visit to Liberia Shines Light On Mental Health, Teenage Pregnancy, Substance Abuse
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Queen of the Belgians, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde on Thursday paid a virtual visit to and met with the UN Country Team (UNCT). Her visit served to illustrate the work of the United Nations on the ground in Liberia with focus on adolescent health and teenage pregnancy, as well as mental health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy Becoming a Norm in Bong Village
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarta -- Kids grow up fast in some remote villages in Liberia. With limited options to attend school, many opt to marry at age 14 or 15, or even younger, and start having children of their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: NPHIL Delegation in Washington DC for Discussions On Strengthening Public Health Systems
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A six-member delegation from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), headed by Hon. Jane A. Macauley, the Director General, is visiting the United States to hold discussions with several high-level US Government Officials regarding strengthening of the public health systems in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MoH to Screen Newborns for Sickle Cell Disease
[New Dawn] A team of experts from the hematology association in America is in partnership with Liberia to start screening newborns for sickle cell disease at the JFK hospital in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: RPI Takes Healthcare Support to Bong, Nimba
[FrontPageAfrica] Ganta -- In continuation of its support to Government of Liberia (GoL) to combat the novel coronavirus disease, the health NGO Refuge Place International (RPI) has extended its gesture to Bong and Nimba Counties with the donation of four factory-made oxygen concentrators to treatment units. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Minister of Health Describes the Launch of Digital Midwifery As Leap of Fate for Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia has become the second African country to launch an online or digital midwifery examination system, following its first launch in the subregion of Ghana, which shares a similar idea to enable Liberia to get such history recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UNFPA, Plan Int'l Turn Over Bahn Maternal Waiting Home to GOL
[Observer] As a means of ending maternal mortality across Liberia, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with Plan International-Liberia with support from EU/UN Spotlight Initiative, has turned over a 28-bed facility to the Government of Liberia to be used as a maternal waiting home in Bahn, Nimba County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: International Organizations, Manufacturers Agree to Intensify Cooperation to Deliver Covid-19 Vaccines
[New Dawn] The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization met with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturing companies to discuss strategies to improve the access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially in low- and lower-middle-income countries and in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Pressure Mounts On Street Sellers At Red Light Market Amid Covid-19
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- When the government through the Ministry of Public works on Sunday, July 10, 2021, demolished market stalls at Red Light and ordered street sellers to move to Omega market in Paynesville, police officers were assigned to make sure that these sellers do not come back to sell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: GSA Director Lauded for Luring More People to Get Covid-19 Vaccines
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In June, there was a public outcry about the shortage of vaccines in the country. Calls for the government to ensure vaccines were available in sufficient quantities heightened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Lack of Covid-19 Vaccine Cards Causes Low Turnout in Todee
[New Republic] Residents of rural Montserrado County are no longer showing up at designated health centers where the COVID-19 vaccine is to be immunized. The case is worst in Todee, one of the county's largest rural regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Citizens Fear Potential Double Crises
[FrontPageAfrica] - National staple in short supply amid Covid-19 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: CSOs Launch Nationwide Covid-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign Amid Effort to Curb Vaccine Hesitancy
[FrontPageAfrica] A campaign seeking to discourage vaccine hesitancy among Liberians by engaging communities across the country to turn out and get vaccinated against coronavirus has been launched in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19
[New Republic] -More child bearing women and girls prefer home delivery over going to health facilities for safe delivery, stakeholders in the health sector have said. And this is largely due to fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, they added. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas Donates Star Base Covid-19 Treatment Unit
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) has donated 20 tanks of Oxygen to the Star Base COVID-19 Treatment Unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Bill Twehway, Rep. Willie Break Grounds for 1st Teacher and Nurses' Quarter in Wee-District
[FrontPageAfrica] Grand Bassa -- National Port Authority Managing Director, Bill Twehway and Representative Vicent Willie had broken grounds for the construction of a modern housing facility in Wee-Statutory District, Grand Bassa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: RPI Steps up Support to Boost Covid-19 Fight
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Amid new cases of the coronavirus disease, the health NGO Refuge Place International (RPI) has stepped up its support aimed at buttressing the government's effort in tackling the virus with the donation of 15 factory-made oxygen concentrators to treatment units. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UNFPA Dedicates Modern Maternal Waiting Home in Bahn, Nimba County
[FrontPageAfrica] Bahn -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has dedicated a modern maternal waiting home for pregnant women who live far from health facilities in that part of Nimba County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Government Optimistic of Meeting WHO's Covid-19 Vaccination Threshold
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The government is doing all in its power to ensure that about 10 percent of the population is fully vaccinated by the end of September, the Minister of Health and head of the Covid-19 Incident Management System (IM), Dr. Wilhemina Jallah has said." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UNFPA Turns Over Maternal Waiting Home to GOL
[New Dawn] Bahn Health Center's maternal waiting home, in Bahn, Nimba County, funded by the Liberia Spotlight Initiative, has been turned over to the Government of Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S. CDC, A Key Liberia Public Health Partner
[New Republic] Country Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Liberia (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia's First Nutritional, Organic Caf é Opens for Business
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- JUIN Orgabust Inc. is Liberia first and arguably the only nutritional caf é providing nutritional dietary meal for its clients. The business owned by a Liberian couple madam Amanda Ajami and her husband Dr. Ibrahim Ajami started up as a home prepared meal delivery business since 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Covid-19 Shrinks Extractive Revenues in 2020
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Revenues generated from Liberia's extractive industries in the first half of last year dropped by more than US$5 million due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to in the latest report by Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Visually Impaired Students Want State-Owned University of Liberia Introduce Braille Amid Covid-19 Disruption in Academic Activities
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The loss of sight is already a challenge in itself. Even more dreadful is the lack of emotional support, limited access to educational opportunities as well as information. Even societal stigma and the lack of unemployment are additional factors that frequently lead visually impaired individuals in isolation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: WHO Donates Essential Supplies to Strengthen the Health System Response to Covid-19
[WHO-AFRO] The WHO Acting Country Representative, Dr. Zabulon Yoti and the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Peter Speyrer, on 7 September 2021 handed over a donation of 462 boxes (924,000 pieces) of facemasks and 11 pieces of GeneX-pert machine modules to the Ministry of Health. The donation of the facemasks was made possible through support provided to the WHO Country Office by the German Government. This support has been channeled through a project which aimed at strengt (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: J & J Vaccine Launch in Bong Draws Thousands to Get Vaccinated
[LINA] Gbarnga -- As Bong County Health Team Wednesday launched the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine in Gbarnga, County Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Flomo described the exercise as "single-most intervention to achieving health immunity." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Public Reluctant to Get Astrazeneca Jab
[New Dawn] Liberia's Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Minister of Health, Doctor Francis Kateh observes that people who took the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from May 1, to June 2021 are not turning out for the second jab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S. CDC Hails Public Health Workers in Liberia
[New Dawn] The Country Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Liberia, Dr. Rachel T. Idowu says every day, public health workers across Liberia work faithfully to make sure each Liberian can live in a community that has the capacity to quickly recognize and respond to diseases that can be transmitted person-to-person. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Minister Urges Women in Cape Mount to Take Covid-19 Vaccine
[LINA] Sinje Town -- The Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, is encouraging more women in Grand Cape Mount Country to come out and take the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Concludes a Three-Day Workshop to Map Resources and Multisectoral Partnership Coordination for the Implementation of the National Action Plan for Security (Naphs)
[WHO-AFRO] Monrovia, 27th August 2021: Following the national review of the implementation progress and challenges of the NAPHS in Liberia since it's development in 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from the World Health Organization conducted a three-day workshop on resource mapping and multisectoral partnership coordination for the implementation of the NAPHS using the WHO resource mapping (REMAP) tool to identify health security projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news