Health


President Sirleaf describing the devastating effects of the deadly Ebola virus on the nation’s economy – Nairobi, August 25, 2016

Ellen Speaks on the Effects of Ebola on Economy at Int’l Confab

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Nairobi, Kenya, attending the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), has recounted the devastating aftermath of the deadly Ebola virus disease on the Liberian economy, which affected every sector of the Liberian society in 2014.

TICAD VI which began on August 25 climaxed yesterday.


Malaria might help some people survive Ebola, report says

Malaria Infection Boosts Ebola Survival Rates

A review of medical and epidemiological data has shown people who are infected with malaria at the same time as becoming infected with Ebola have a higher chance of surviving the Ebola virus.

Things have quieted down compared with this time last year. However, the risk of a repeat Ebola outbreak in West Africa (or another territory) remains. Research continues into Ebola treatments and vaccines; meanwhile other medical research is looking into the nature of the virus and to understand why a few people survive and the majority does not.


Mrs. Marion Subah, COP (left) with Health Minister Bernice Dahn emphasize the importance of preparing a fit for purpose health workforce.

USAID Supports Strengthening Health Workforce

With the launch of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) Human Resources for Health Project, USAID is again supporting the Ministry of Health to build a resilient health system by preparing a fit for purpose health workforce.

MCSP is a global USAID Cooperative Agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions with a focus on 25 high-priority countries, including Liberia, with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.


Most of the funding for the construction of the Waterfield Primary Health Care Center in Kakata, was donated by Jim and Sandy Waterfield in Texas, USA– August 12, 2016

Dr. Hena, along with her team of health workers , whom she trained, provides health care for the patients who come to her mini health facility she operates from her home – August 12, 2016

Dr. Christiana K. Hena, who constructed the US$500,000 health facility in Kakata, Margibi County– August 12, 2016

Kakata Gets US$500K Modern Health Facility

A new US$500,000 modern health facility, to be equipped with some of the latest medical technologies, has been constructed and dedicated in Kakata, Margibi County.

The Waterfield Primary Health Care Center, which was constructed by Dr. (MD) Christiana K. Hena, a General Medicine and Public Health Practitioner, sits on an acre of land in New Kakata. It contains a pharmacy, dental department, pediatric ward, eye department, and an X-ray room, rooms for adult screening and diagnostic labs. It has a triage for screening patients before they are allowed into the main health center.


Ms. Gibson, WASH Officer at Shalom Inc.

SHALOM Inc. Recommends ‘Healthy Start’ to MOH, Stakeholders in WASH

A local non-governmental organization, Shalom Incorporated, in partnership with WaterAid Liberia, through its newly established program ‘Healthy Start,’ has recommended to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and stakeholders in the WASH sector to improve the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children in Liberia.

Ms. Lusu Gibson, WASH Officer at Shalom Inc., who spoke yesterday at the Ministry, said MOH officials need to ensure that life at birth is being protected through a clean and safe delivery setting.

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