Category Archives: Health

MSF Performs Reconstructive Surgeries

-Makes Progress Reports
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team has performed 41 pediatric plastic reconstructive surgeries in Monrovia, Liberia, building on a one-year-old pediatric surgery program at MSF’s Bardnesville Junction Hospital.
In some cases, these surgeries will allow children to recover the use of hands or limbs that were disabled by burns. Other patients underwent surgery for congenital anomalies such as syndactyly, in which fingers were paired together at birth. Read more

Ebola Virus Found In Bats

-NPHIL Study Confirms
The Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Tolbert Nyenswah, has disclosed that discovery from research conducted by the institute and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to establish whether bats carry the Ebola virus, has proven positive.
This means that as per the research conducted by the Liberian Government, the Zaire Ebola virus was found only in one type of bat, Nyenswah disclosed, clarifying, however, that “there is no known case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in people in Liberia at the moment.” Read more

Liberia Observes Global Handwashing Day on October 15

Only 1 In 5 People Wash Their Hands After Using The Toilet
-Wateraid Urges Governments Worldwide To Prioritise Handwashing Promotion
Washing hands with soap and water reduces cases of diarrhoea by almost 50% – yet on average, around the world only 19% of people wash hands with soap after defecation.
This Global Handwashing Day, WaterAid urges governments worldwide to prioritise handwashing promotion, alongside water and sanitation, to save lives.
On 15 October every year, the important role that handwashing with soap plays in reducing the spread of diseases and preventing poor nutritional and health outcomes is highlighted across the world. Read more

October 10 is World Mental Health Day

Liberia will join other nations of the world to celebrate World mental Health Day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. “It is becoming a crisis in Liberia”.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) regular Thursday press briefing yesterday, the Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Francis Kateh noted that our society is already getting into a crisis concerning mental health. Read more

Kateh Commends Salayea District

-For US$80k Health Facility
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh, has commended the people of Kpayakolleh Town, Salayea District in Lofa County for constructing a health facility valued US$80,000.
Kateh said the money was provided to the people of Kpayakolleh Town by a logging company operating in the area in fulfillment of an agreement reached between the company and the town. Read more

Ban Sale of “Tramadol Drugs’

A youth organization under the banner Global Young Society Transformer is calling on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Drug Enforcement Agency to halt the sale of Tramadol in drug stores and by illegal drug vendors.
The organization’s Coordinator, Ahmed Diallo, says Tramadol is causing serious harm to youths, especially school going kids in the country. Read more

No In Liberia

-As Health Safety Has Increased
-Says Tolbert Nyenswah of NPHIL
The Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) Attorney Tolbert Nyenswah has expressed thanks and appreciation to Liberia’s donor partners in the health sector for increasing their response to fight infectious and other disease outbreaks in Liberia.
“We are grateful to all especially the US center for disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Health Security Resources, as Liberia is a satellite state among others. All of these things don’t just happen but through critical thinking,” he said. Read more

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