Amid the rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak globally from Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province where it first appeared, health authorities in Liberia are drawing on the lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak to 2014/2015 to prevent the spread of the disease in Liberia.
The Ministry of Health has kicked off a rapid integrated assessment of neglected tropical diseases in the southeast of the country. The exercise kicked off on January 9 and will run through the 25th.
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the World Health Organization have responded to new reports of at least two cases of Lassa fever in the country.
Liberia has taken part in global efforts to ramp up national preparedness to respond to sudden bacterial or viral outbreaks on the continent. At least 16 African countries are part of this year’s two-day simulation exercise aimed at responding to the outbreak of a potentially deadly communicable disease in the region.
In the wake of a World Health Organization report that there were 414 new cases of breast cancer and 231 deaths in 2018 in Liberia, two organizations have launched an initiative to help raise awareness and funding to support female victims.
Liberia has joined 24 other countries and 10 international aid organizations to sign a declaration of commitment to include psychosocial support as a standard part of aid package in mental health crisis situations.
A six-year-old boy has been reported dead after a blue Nissan Sunny collided into him and sped away. The accident took place on Wednesday, October 30 on the Suakoko Highway near Fendall.
As reports of accident fatalities increase, Common Sense Solutions Inc., which publishes The Bush Chicken, hosted its second road safety comedy show in Paynesville on Sunday.