Mercy Corps, an international non-governmental organization, held a two-day national conference to celebrate achievements of its community health mobilization program.
The issue of mental health in Liberia still remains a problem particularly after the 14 years of civil crisis, with most traditional healers in Liberia believing that mental health related issues are caused by demonic possession or witchcraft.
Nimba’s Superintendent Fong G. Zuagele has called on all citizens to continue to take efforts to combat the return of Ebola.
Community engagement helped turn the tide of Ebola, and will be critical in combatting this latest outbreak.
The Ebola devastation of 2014-2015 in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea exposed the fragile health systems of the region. According to the US Center for Disease Control, over the period of the crisis, Liberia had 10,675 cases and reported about 4,809 deaths. Sierra Leone had over 14,124 cases and reported 3,956 deaths. Guinea had 3,805 cases and reported 2,536 deaths. Nigeria had 20 cases and reported 8 deaths.
Several families currently under voluntary precautionary observation for the new Ebola outbreak in Kemah Town in the Soul Clinic community have complained of neglect.
The Ministry of Health has disclosed that it has yet to identify the nationality of the woman who died a few days ago from the deadly Ebola virus.
Over the last year in Liberia, hundreds of children have come down with measles — a disease that is preventable with a simple vaccination.