Development

Tuzon Survives on One Hand Pump

The home of slain president Samuel K. Doe is now surviving on a single hand pump as the only source of clean and safe drinking water for the entire town.

Tuzon, located 20 minutes’ drive from Zwedru City, the provisional capital of Grand Gedeh County, has an estimated population of over 500, predominantly youths. They are content to remain at home and develop their lives, but the constraint that comes with the lack of safe drinking water remains a challenge, Tuzon Town Chief Fredrick Gwin indicated.

Four Science Teachers Undergo Laboratory Training

Four science teachers from O’nance International School System (OISS) in Paynesville 72nd Boulevard have participated in a one-day laboratory training workshop organized by the proprietor of the institution.

The teachers were trained on the fundamentals of Boyles’ Law, Charles Law and micrometer screw gauge as well as small diameters.

Boyle's law, (sometimes referred to as the Boyle–Marriott’s law, or Marriott’s law, is an experimental gas law, which describes how the pressure of a gas tends to decrease as the volume of a gas increases.


Alaskai Moore Johnson, Observer Health Correspondent & William Q. Harmon

Bill Clinton Celebrates Liberia’s Return to ‘Normal Life’

Former United States President William (Bill) Clinton yesterday told a hall packed with major health stakeholders that his visit to Liberia is in celebration of the country’s return to “normal life.”

“We are here to celebrate in theory Liberia’s return to normal life,” President Clinton said as he made remarks at a health stakeholders’ gathering yesterday at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Sinkor.

If no new Ebola case is reported in the country by Saturday, May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).


UNICEF Liberia Country Rep Sheldon Yett presents six Haulage trucks to Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo

UNICEF Makes Post-Ebola Donation

The everyday management of hundreds of metric tons of fetid dirt, including sewer waste from Monrovia and its environs, especially the slum communities, remain a tremendous challenge to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) particularly in the absence of reliable trucks.

The waste is the fertile breeding site for the outbreak of diseases, most especially the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

UNICEF Liberia Country Representative, Sheldon Yett,  said the Ebola virus is closely related to dirt (waste), and so are many other diseases, including cholera and malaria.


BRAC Psychosocial Consultant Blackie provides group counseling for Ebola survivors and orphans

BRAC Conducts Psychosocial Counseling for Ebola Survivors

BRAC Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social welfare (MOH/SW) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has completed a weeklong psychosocial counseling workshop for Ebola survivors and orphans in four of the 15 counties.

Those counties are Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Montserrado and Lofa. The exercise brought together hundreds of Ebola survivors and orphans.

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