In an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Liberia, the Montserrado County Health Team has completed a three-day contact tracing training for 100 persons.
Grand Bassa has begun voluntarily implementing most of the health emergency measures proposed by the Ministry of Health to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in Margibi and Montserrado.
The Ministry of Health has declared a national health emergency, two days after it reported the country’s third case of Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19.
Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, speaking in an exclusive interview with The Bush Chicken about the preparedness of the country in the wake of the spread of the virus, said the government has tightened its surveillance and testing.
Grand Kru’s County Health Team has confirmed the outbreak of measles in the county, as 73 confirmed cases have been reported, with at least two deaths – a one-year-old boy and an 11-month-old girl.
Following nearly two months of negotiations between the management of F. J. Grant Memorial Hospital in Greenville and Welthungerhilfe, the German aid group has agreed to provide electricity and potable drinking water to four hospitals and clinics in the county which it helped to construct or refurbish, including the F. J. Grant.
Rider Liberia, the company that provides mechanical services to all vehicles of the Ministry of Health, has agreed to provide fuel to ambulances at the Liberian Government Hospital in Grand Bassa.
The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with authorities of Grand Bassa, has launched a Lassa Fever awareness in the county’s fourth district. Lassa Fever is a deadly disease caused by eating food, drinking water, or touching household items already contaminated by feces or urine of infected rodents.