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UNFPA-Liberia Country Rep, Dr. Oluremi Sogunro emphasized that while it is good to craft instruments intended for girls’ education, implementation of those documents must be key. – July 11, 2016

16-year-old Satta Sheriff, on World Population Day, urged all stakeholders to do all to empower teenage girls – July 11, 2016

Give Teenage Girls Power

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director (ED) for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, is urging every stakeholder to allow their teenage girls to have the power to make their own decisions.

120 Men in PREVAIL Study with GS-5734 Drug

At least 120 adult male survivors, already in the PREVAIL Ebola Natural History Study, with evidence of the Ebola viral genetic material (RNA) present in one or two semen samples, will participate in PREVAIL IV investigation of a drug, identified as GS-5734. The aim is to determine if the drug can safely reduce the amount of Ebola viral RNA that may persist in their semen.

The study was announced by Liberia-U.S. Clinical Research Partnership (PREVAIL) and the study’s results are expected to be available in May 2017, a release said yesterday.

Amb. Sulunteh Dubbed ‘Ebola Diplomat’

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada, Mr. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, has been praised for his leadership role in calling on the international community and mobilizing needed items to combat the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) from Liberia in 2014.

In 2014, the EVD overwhelmed Liberia’s health practitioners’ capacities and the entire nation nearly collapsed but for the initiatives Amb. Sulunteh and others took to stop the spread of the virus.


Little Prince sitting on his hospital bed after one of his surgeries at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston

Caregiver Provides Updates on Kids Undergoing Treatment in US

Ms. Charlesetta N. Williams, Executive Director of Healthpage Liberia, has told our Health Desk that the two sick Liberian kids she helped to send to the US for medical treatment are said to be positively responding to their treatments.

Four-year old Prince J. Tweh and 16-year old Hawa Chuku Kolleh’s medical conditions could not be treated in Liberia.


President Sirleaf unveils the center’s plaque and (right) President Sirleaf chats with Dr. Dolo as Dr. Kateh (center) listens

Prez Sirleaf Dedicates New Eyesight Center

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dedicated a New Eyesight Center in the 72nd Community in Paynesville City and described the executive director and founder, Dr. Robert Dolo, as “a symbol of the new Liberia.”

President Sirleaf, according to an Executive Mansion release, performed the dedicatory ceremony on Saturday, June 25, when she cut the ribbon to the newly constructed modern New Eyesight Center in Bassa Town, 72nd Community.

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