Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah paid a one-day working visit to River Cess on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, to assess the impact of the Community Health Assistant program established four years ago.
Liberia’s Ebola epidemic killed 4,816 people in a crisis that highlighted not only the country’s poor healthcare system but also pushed discussions around proper hygiene to the forefront of Liberian society.
Amid reports of drugs shortage at several health facilities in Bong and Margibi, Dr. Bernice Dahn, the minister of health, has described the drug supply chain as a major challenge despite efforts by her ministry to address the situation.
On Thursday, February 9, a building of the Ministry of Health’s compound caught on fire, resulting in the destruction of three heavy duty generators.
The communication director at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Sorbor George, has disclosed that the Health Ministry is working to procure a new generator for the C.B. Dunbar Hospital, which was shut down due to the lack of electricity.
The Liberian government has begun administering the trial ZMapp vaccine to patients in the wake of the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
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.