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

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