Merck Foundation Joins With First Ladies Of Africa To Raise Awareness About Coronavirus

Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation

As the Coronavirus spread around the world, Merck Foundation joins hands with First Ladies of Africa to raise awareness about Coronavirus and how to stay safe and healthy.
According to the release, Merck Foundation joined with African First Ladies of Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC ), Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Burundi, Central African Republic (C.A.R.), Chad, Zimbabwe, Zambia, The Gambia, Liberia and Congo Brazzaville, announced the call for applications for their ‘Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards for African countries. The theme of the awards is ‘Ra is ing Awareness on how to Stay Safe and keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’. Please see  below attached detail of the release. 

Stay at Home Media Recognition Awards

‘Gov;t Will Build Modern Markets Structure”

-Says Mayor Jefferson Koijee
Following the demolition of market structure down Waterside Commercial Center by City government over the weekend, as part of effort in making the city clean in midst of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Mayor Jefferson Koijee has disclosed that the government of Liberia will build a modern markets in different location
He said the destruction of the market structure was necessary to give a complete facelift and modernize the market for a better selling atmosphere, emphasizing that they are going to provide them with a modern markets in their drive to provide better services to the people. Read more

On Coronavirus Prevention, LCP,MCC Deployed 745 communicators

The Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) in partnership with the City Government of Monrovia (MCC) has deployed 745 communicators across 161 communities in 668 blocks in Montserrado County.
The LCP will closely work with the city government through the Monrovia COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Taskforce Social Mobilization, Advocacy and Community Engagement Awareness.
The partnership will see the two entities with the supports from partners collaborate in eradicating the virus from Montserrado County. Read more

World Bank And Liberian Government Sign US$40M Agreement

-To Support Reforms Towards Inclusive Growth in Liberia
The World Bank and the Government of Liberia have signed a US$40 million financing agreement for the First Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation (IGDPO-1) for Liberia. The funding comes in the form of a concessional IDA credit of US$20 million and an IDA grant of US$20 million. The agreement was signed by Dr. Khwima Nthara, World Bank Country Manager for Liberia, and Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning. Read more

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