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Professor Oye Gureje, Director – WHO Collaborating Center for Mental and Sustenance Use Disorders

Set Aside 5 percent of Nat’l Health Budget for Mental Health

A visiting Nigerian mental health specialist has urged the Government of Liberia (GoL), through the Ministry of Health, to set aside at least five percent of its national health budget for mental health in the country.

Professor Oye Gureje, Director of World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Mental and Sustenance Use Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, told the Daily Observer in a Daily Observer recent interview that although the five percent would not be enough, but that “it would be a good startup.”


Some fake cosmetic products (Photo Credit HIOM Website)

LMHRA to Crackdown on Fake Cosmetics Importers

The Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) has announced a planned crackdown on importers of counterfeit cosmetics that have infiltrated the Liberian market.

LMHRA Executive Director, David Sumo, said the Liberian market is now the latest focal point for the importation of fake cosmetics and if immediate actions are not taken the situation could overwhelm the country.


The 40th Annual General Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Physicians (WACP)

The 40th Annual General Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Physicians (WACP)

Liberia Healthcare System on an Upward Trend

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the country’s healthcare delivery system has been nudged upward because the Liberian government has invested in the sector.

Speaking yesterday at the 40th Annual General Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) at a resort in Paynesville outside Monrovia, Vice President Boakai said the government achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number Four in the reduction of child mortality.


Participants also discussed how to contain some of the treatable diseases in the sub-region

MRU Health Stakeholders Brainstorm on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Health experts from the four Mano River Union (MRU) countries including Liberia, Guinea, La Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, and international partners have conducted a three-day brainstorming conference on ways to eradicate common diseases in the interior parts of these countries.

The diseases otherwise referred to as “Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)” include River Blindness, Schistosomiasis, Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STH), Lymphatic Filariasis, Rabies, Buluri Ulcer and many others.

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