Category Archives: Health

MCC, NPHIL Launches Covid 19 Project

-Deploy 6,000 Coronavirus Data Collectors
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) will deploy 6,000 active data collectors beginning today Wednesday, 8 April as part of health authorities’ measures to prevent the spread of the disease which has affected Liberia and other countries. Read more

Public Health Institute Gets Full Capacity To Test For Coronavirus In Liberia

Liberia now has the capacity to conduct test for the Coronavirus in country following a recent supply of reagents from the World Health Organization to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).
The support now gives the country’s public health sector a boost as health experts continue rigorous efforts to prevent any possible case of the virus in Liberia as it will help “rapidly diagnose” any suspected case of the novel virus. Testing will be done at NPHIL’s health reference laboratory. Read more

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

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