July 2015

Madam Julia Mulbah Lysander

Ebola Survivors’ Babies to Join PREVAIL Research

It has been revealed that babies born of Ebola survivors are also to be admitted in the on-going PREVAIL Ebola Clinical Research.

According to Dr. Jestina Doe-Anderson, who is part of the Community Engagement Sensitization Team, besides the targeted Ebola survivors who are being given first preference to enroll in the study, babies born by survivors will later be accommodated in the study to determine whether they inherit medicated complications being faced by their parents.

President Sirleaf addresses journalists before departing Greenville, Sinoe County on Wednesday. Maryland, River Gee and Grand Gedeh next year’s Independence co-hosts.

GVL Begins Rehiring Former Employees

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced that Golden Veroleum-Liberia (GVL) has agreed to begin rehiring former employees laid off as a result of the May 26 riot there. She granted Executive Clemency to three inmates at the Sinoe County prison and announced the venues of the next two Independence anniversary celebrations covering the duration of her administration.
En route to Monrovia, President Sirleaf along with the World Bank –Liberia Country Manager, Ms. Inguna Dobraja, dedicated the Kingston Weagba Public School situated in Tarjourwon District, Sinoe County.

Cross section of children and members of the organization pose with some of the donated items

'Esteemed Gentlemen' Donate Food to Orphans, Ebola Survivors

A non-profit humanitarian organization, Esteemed Gentlemen, last week donated several food and non-food items valued over US$1000 to orphans and Ebola survivors in Monrovia as a means of identifying with them during the country’s 168th Independence Day celebration.

The beneficiaries included Life Village Orphanage Home in the Omega Community; Love A Child Orphanage on the ELWA/Robertsfield Highway; Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home, in Sinkor, 10th Street; Caring Nurses for Disease Monitoring in Caldwell; and Hope for Deaf in Topoe Village.

VP Boakai (center) with some of the Nigerian Soldiers

VP Boakai Honors Nigerian Soldiers

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, has re-echoed Liberia's gratefulness to the Government and people of Nigeria for the role they continue to play in the development process of Liberia and that Liberia will continue to cherish the ties that bind the two countries.

Vice President Boakai said the relationship that holds the two nations together is one characterized by friendship and brotherhood in the spirit of one Africa and one global community.

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai

Aging, Fatigued Presidency

The presidential ambition of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai suffered a major setback when a strong opposition to his bid emerged from within the governing Unity Party (UP).
Vice President Boakai recently accepted a petition in his native Lofa County to contest in the 2017 race to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose second term will have expired.

Temple 0f Justice

Fuel Theft At EU Compound

Four persons, including three private security guards held in connection with the disappearance of 55 gallons of diesel fuel worth US$569 from the Mamba Point Compound of the European Union (EU), were yesterday sent to the Monrovia Central Prison to await prosecution.
At yesterday’s hearing, the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice was compelled to send the defendants back to jail where they have been since they were arrested on July 6 after their lawyers failed to secure a bond for their temporary release while they awaited trial.

High-powered Chinese Investment Delegation Arrives in Liberia Today

As part of efforts to promote and strengthen its bilateral relations with Liberia, a high-level business delegation from the People’s Republic of China is expected to arrive in Liberia today, the Liberian Foreign Ministry has announced. The business meetings, which are scheduled from 31st July to 10th August 2015, are intended for the Chinese to explore investment opportunities in Liberia.

The delegation will explore means to invest in infrastructures, energy and other local businesses in post-war Liberia.

Mr. Nyeswah: “In spite of the improvement, we need to continuously observe the preventive measures

Liberia in New Countdown to Regain Ebola Free Status

The countdown to 42 days has begun for Liberia to be declared Ebola free for the second time by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The head of the Incident Management System (IMS) and Deputy Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyeswah, explained yesterday at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia that the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is now under control with no new cases in the country.


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