Liberia: LiHCON Wants 40 Percent of Health Budget Directed to RMNCAH+N
[Observer] LiHCON wants 40 percent of national health budget directed to the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) cases (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Aachen - Liberia's New Elderly Home Care Service
[Observer] Liberia's new home care for the elderly, Aachen Home Care Liberia, says its services are available for more elderly persons in the country who do not have the needed care at their various places of stay now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS midwives teaching clinical staff in Liberia to improve care
Two midwives who travelled to Africa to teach medical staff new skills have described their trip as a “privilege”, after they witnessed the “challenging circumstances” and “limited resources” that staff in Liberia are faced with. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

FP Honored for Selfless Service in Ebola-ravaged Liberia
Family physician and Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, M.D., was recently recognized for his efforts battling the disease at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 outbreak. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Liberia: Medical and Dental Council Launches Code of Conduct for Health Professionals
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia Medical& Dental Council (LMDC) and partners have launched the country's first code of conduct for health practitioners. The document is intended to guide all health professionals as well as those intending in venturing into the profession in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: LMDC Launches Code of Conduct for Health Professionals
[Observer] Dr. Linda Birch displays a copy of the newly launched LMDC code of conduct for health professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UAE Provides U.S.$1m to Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Observer] Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov't officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: UAE Aid Supports Health Sector With U.S.$1Million to Fight Maternal and Infant Mortality
[New Dawn] The official launch of a US$1M Project aimed at improving maternal and infant healthcare in rural Liberia took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Monrovia City Corporation Launches New Waste Management Pilot Project
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC) over the weekend lunched a new waste management system called the house to house garbage collection pilot project in four districts in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Push for 'Medicinal Marijuana' Gains Int'l Support
[Observer] As the debate on the medicinal usage of marijuana makes way to public discourse, a Liberian scientist based in the United States says turning the herb into medicinal purpose will enhance regulation by the Liberian government and makes some economic gains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Nyehn's Health Center in Logistical Crisis
[New Republic] -As Electricity, Ambulance Contribute To Maternal Hurdles In Todee (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 500 Patients Smile
[New Republic] Over 500 patients in central Liberia, Bong County have benefited from one day free medical outreach from the Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: LMDA Kicks Off Quarterly Medical Outreach in Bong County
[Observer] Some LMDA team members, including medical doctors and other health practitioners posed at C.B. Dunbar Maternity Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: PACs Trains 1,500 Community Health Volunteers to Enhance Infectious Disease Surveillance
[Observer] The Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS) project, in collaboration with authorities at the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), has recruited and trained nearly 1,500 Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in Lofa, Nimba and Bong counties on early detection, reporting and referral of infectious disease triggers to boost community surveillance, a release has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Hunger Drives Security Officers From Gbarnga Hub
[Observer] Security officers assigned at the Regional Justice and Security Hub in Gbarnga, Bong County, have reportedly abandoned their residences, because of hunger. A report from the hub, quoting reliable sources, says some of the officers have abandoned their area and have gone to their respective counties of origin in search of food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: The Economic Benefits of Marijuana - Should Liberia Explore the Sector?
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Smoking marijuana has caused many troubles for Liberia, rendering some users mentally ill while imposing a ridiculously daunting task on law enforcers to control its usage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Medicinal Marijuana Factory for Liberia?
[Observer] Reports from Liberia's consular office in New York, quoting reliable sources, say some United States based pharmaceutical companies have expressed interest in establishing a pharmaceutical plant in Liberia to produce medicines from the marijuana plant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: NPHIL's Annual Performance Review Confab Sets New Agenda
[Observer] The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) 2018 Annual Performance Review and Operational Planning for 2019 conference recently hosted in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County under the theme, "Strengthening Public Health Practice in Liberia" has ended, a release has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: My Heart's Appeal Fetes Persons With Down's Syndrome, Other Disabilities
[Observer] Children and youth living with Down's Syndrome sang at the event held at the SKD. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: PREVAIL Releases Update On EVD Survivors Health Conditions
[New Republic] The Partnership for Research on Vaccines And Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) on Thursday, march 21, 2019 released update on survivors in Liberia that is being funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study found out that the health problems among releases report on the health status of survivors from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Disco Hill Ebola Burial Site Running Out of Space?
[Observer] Once a burial ground for Ebola victims, the cemetery is now receiving unclaimed bodies those dead from non-infectious causes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Senate Pledges 'To Pay More Attention to Health' Thru Nat'l Budget, Oversight
[Observer] President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Albert T. Chie (far right) along with other senators, pays tribute to their late colleague, Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif, during her funeral at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Broad Street, Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 20 Journalism Students Trained in Mental Health Reporting
[Observer] The Mental Health Reporters' Network, with support from The Carter Center (TCC) Mental Health Program in Liberia, has trained 20 students, who want to become journalist to report on issues of mental health in their respective communities, a release has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Afcon 2019 - Liberia Wants Match Venue Changed Over Ebola Fear
[Observer] The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has written the Confederation of African Football (CAF), requesting the change of venue of its final qualification match against DR Congo because of concerns over the Ebola epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Nursing Board Qualifies Several Teaching Institutions
[Observer] LBNM Registrar Cecelia Kpangbbala Flomo delivers a statement at the occasion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: GVL's Chemicals Causing 'Miscarriages Among Women' in Grand Kru County?
[Observer] Rep. Barway; "...besides the chemically fertilizer exposure, the GVL is in bad labor practices and has since resulted to masses wrongful dismissals, and a death of the excavator driver, popularly known as 'Albert." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New species of stiletto snake capable of sideways strikes discovered in West Africa
(Pensoft Publishers) During surveys in the Upper Guinea forest zone of Liberia and Guinea, scientists discovered snakes later identified as a new to science species. It belongs to the stiletto snakes, spectacular for their unusual skulls, allowing them to stab sideways with a fang sticking out of the corner of their mouths. The discovery, published in the open-access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution, is further evidence supporting the status of the region as unique in its biodiversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face ongoing health issues
Report compares health outcomes in survivors and contacts during their first year of study participation. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face ongoing health issues
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues -- including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal abnormalities upon physical exam -- when compared to a control group of household and community members without a history of EVD, according to findings from an ongoing study published in the NEJM. However, even participants in the control group experienced a relatively high burden of health issues overall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: World Bank Promises to Strengthen Liberia's Health Sector
[Observer] Madam Leshchenko, World Bank-Liberia Country Manager. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: China Donates Drugs, Others to JFK Hospital
[New Republic] The Government of the People's Republic of China Tuesday February 12, 2019 donated assorted drugs and other medical items to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: A Plea for the Liberian Government to Permanently Ban FGM
[FrontPageAfrica] IN THE FINAL YEAR of her presidency, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took a giant step albeit temporary, in placing a ban on Female Genital Mutilation. The Executive Order No. 92 was however valid for only one year and became effectively invalid on January 22nd, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Rights Group Tasks Liberia On FGM Measures
[New Democrat] Equality Now, a human rights advocacy group has called on the Liberian government to act on anti-Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, laws that have elapsed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Lmda to Host Fundraising Dinner for Medical Outreach
[Observer] The Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) has set February 15 as the date of their fundraising dinner and installation into office of its new corps of officers elected on December 8, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia
A Massachusetts doctor who was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola in 2014 is being recognized for his work in Liberia through the deadly epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Gets Virus Specimen Testing Lab for Rapid Diagnostic Response
[FrontPageAfrica] Fendall -Four units of rapid deployable virus specimen laboratory have been dedicated at the University of Liberia Fendall Campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Hernia International Conducts Free Surgeries in Ganta
[Observer] A team of Spanish doctors, representing a charitable organization known as "Hernia International" in collaboration with the Esther and Jerelyn (E&J) Hospital in Ganta are carrying on free surgical operations in Ganta on people with a hernia and thyroid, which is commonly known as Gaitor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: No Ebola Case in Liberia
[NEWS] ... Health Authorities Allay Fear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Save the Children Urges Govt to Increase Health Budget
[Observer] Save the Children Liberia (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly Ebola Virus Is Found in Liberian Bat, Researchers Say
Long a suspected source of the virus, bats had not been confirmed as carriers of the lethal disease before. The discovery could help scientists learn more about how the virus infects humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Bats Ebola Virus Epidemics Viruses EcoHealth Alliance Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Liberia West Africa Research Source Type: news

Liberia: Lack of Electricity Affects Phebe Hospital
[Observer] -Patients appeal for help (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S.-Based Liberian Surgeon Arrives to Help 'Underprivileged' Girls
[Observer] Dr. Grace Dinkins, a Liberian surgeon is in the country to contribute her quota. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 2754 Barrels of Salmonella Pork Quarantined
[Observer] Authorities of the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) have quarantined 2754 barrels of pork meat brought in the country, contaminated with salmonella poison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 170,000 Residents in Nimba to Benefit From Wash Project
[FrontPageAfrica] Nimba County -An American faith-based charity, Living Water International Liberia has launched a five year Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Nimba County, Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Sasstown Tarpaulin Hospital Cries for Help
[Observer] Dr. Dorbor (L) listens to Rep. Koffa during an interactive forum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Monrovia City to Erect 'Thousands of Public Toilets'
[Observer] Under the watchful eyes of the Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, the Director for City Beautification, Edwin Tisdell told journalists over the weekend that plans are underway for the construction thousands of public latrines in the City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Ministry Gets 50 Motorbikes
[Observer] Some of the community health workers ready to try out their newly assigned motorbikes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Why Ebola Is Proving Hard to Beat in the DR Congo
[The Conversation Africa] Nearly this time exactly two years ago I wrote about the latest positive results showing - for the first time - that a vaccine against one of the world's scariest viruses, Ebola, could work. I was writing after the epidemic that hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from 2013 until 2016. Since then, there have been three more outbreaks of the disease: all in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Govt Commits Us$1.5m for Sanniquellie Hospital Relocation
[Observer] View of the G. W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Rural Women President Calls for Partnership to End FGM
[Observer] Kebbeh Monger, president of the Rural Women Association, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, called for partnership between the traditional leaders and stakeholders to end female genital mutilation (FGM) across Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news