Years ago when I served as a teacher in in both the United States and other parts of Africa, I was not just delivering lessons. I was also paying close attention to my students’ mental health.
Imagine a rich thick palm butter sauce made from ripened nuts, spiced with just the right amount of herbs and mixed with generous portions of goat meat, cow skin, and pig feet. Serve this alongside a mound of rice and you’ve just about made every Liberian’s day.
Littered on main streets across Liberia are numerous drug stores and pharmacies that are not tightly regulated, which can pose a threat to the public.
The mental health coordinator for Bong, A. Dakemue Kollie, has underscored the need for adequate support for mental health programs in the county.
As we conclude our celebration of World Health Day, here are eight important facts about the healthcare system in Liberia.
Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has made a donation to the Ganta United Methodist Hospital.
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.