Category Archives: Health

Health Minister’s Confirmation Suffers Setback

By Anthony Selmah
The Senate confirmation hearing of Health Minister Designate, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah was on Monday March 5, 2018 suspended due to serious concerns raised by Maryland County Senator, J. Gbleh-Bo Brown.
He requested the nominee to give a full explanation about a case involving her private clinic, Hope for Women Medical Center in Paynesville for the death of one Mrs. Fahnbulleh while undergoing treatment at her clinic. Read more

Weah Over-Emphasizes Clean Monrovia City

-Appears Set to Outsmart Mary Broh
The Liberian President, Ambassador George Manneh Weah, appears determined to set a better record in cleaning the city of Monrovia, than what the Director of the General Services Agency (GSA) Madam Mary Broh did, as he launches operation ‘Weah for Clean City’ exercise.
It can be recalled that during the administration of Ex-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the name ‘Mary Broh became a household word in Monrovia and around the country during her tenure as Monrovia city Mayor, for adopting a zero tolerance to cleaning Monrovia, eventually leading her to mandate that every first Saturday of the Month is time for compulsory city cleaning from 7: 00 AM until 10: 00 AM in the Morning, for which no work apart from doing some cleaning is expected to be allowed and businesses are compelled to close down so that everyone can participate in the cleaning exercise. Read more

Koijee Visit Whein Town

-As Fire Burned Sanitation Site
The City Mayor of Monrovia Jefferson T. Koijee on Tuesday visited the Monrovia City Corporation Whein Town Landfill Sanitation site which was gutted by fire late Sunday’s evening.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established, there are ongoing investigations to establish the actual cause of the fire incident. Read more

Scabies Replaces Ebola

-Five Counties Reported Outbreak
A new disease, although not as lethal as the infamous Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), has hit Liberia and is gradually spreading across the country.
Health authorities in Monrovia have identified the latest disease as “Scabies” which is destroying the skins of its victims, although its origin is yet to be established; many who are terrified by the report say, it is the replacement of the fatal Ebola that decimated thousands of precious lives not in Liberia but in Sierra Lone and Guinea. Read more

Alarming HIV Infection In Margibi

-Local Health Officials Panic
Reports from densely populated Margibi County appear to be heartbreaking as local health officials are raising deep concerns about the latest development.
The man who is heading Margibi County Health Team, Dr. Adolphus Yeah recently alarmed about what he described as “relatively high rate of HIV infection” in the county; although there are reports that two other counties, including Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties are also topping on the list of affected areas. Read more

UN Adopts Resolutions On Global Health

-Liberia Chairs 72nd Plenary
Under the chairmanship of Liberia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Israel Davies, the UN General Assembly has adopted two draft resolutions in support of improving universal health coverage.
On Tuesday, December 12, Liberia co-sponsored the two resolutions, including “Global health and Foreign policy, addressing the health of the most vulnerable for an inclusive society” and “International Universal Health Coverage Day”. Read more

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