-Near To Be Declared ‘Ebola Free’, If…
-But Citizens Returning To Old Ways
For the second time, since the dramatic retreat of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) scourge, which ravished to an alarming level the Liberian economy as well as years of cultural and traditional practices, and the human population, Liberia is reportedly at the verge to be declared Ebola-free by May 9, 2015, if no new case is reported. As The Public Agenda reports, Africa Regional Director of the World Health Organization, Dr. Matshidiso R. Moeti, has assured that WHO will continue to work with the country in ensuring that the Ebola virus does not return through its borders.
-National Muslim Council Cautions
As acrimony continues over the controversial high-jacking of the recent Gbarnga Constitution Review Conference, with a proposal from a group of Christians seeking to have Liberia be declared a “Christian nation,” the leadership of the National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL), says it is closely following developments growing out of the March 29, 2015- April 2, 2015.
-Get DG Broh’s Praises For Contributions To State
The General Services Agency (GSA) Friday retired 36 employees following long years of “committed and tireless” contributions to the nation.
In remarks at the program, GSA Director General Mary T. Broh praised the retirees for diligently serving their government and people, adding, “you deserve this honor, as some of your friends fell along the way, and the Government of Liberia says job well done for withstanding the sunshine, rainfall and enduring every hardship during your time of service with the GSA.”
Each year, the global community observes ‘World Malaria Day,’ in order to call attention to the disease and to mobilize actions to combat it.
On the occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released its ninth annual report, which describes the role and contributions of the U.S. Government in efforts to reduce the burden of malaria in Liberia, and other focus countries in Africa, and to monitor anti-malarial drug resistance and decrease malaria transmission in the Greater Mekong sub-region.
International medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières,or, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), over the weekend, formally handed over the ELWA 3 Ebola management center in Paynesville to the authorities of the Ministry of Health. The Ministry will run the facility as a temporary Ebola management center.
The closure and subsequent decontamination of ELWA 3 on March 25, is due to the decreased number of Ebola cases in Liberia. Currently the facility has 30 beds with a capacity to increase to 60 beds should the need arise. Coinciding with the handover ceremony today is the donation of assorted medical and non-medical items, including an ambulance and another vehicle to the Ministry of Health by MSF.
-7 Benefit From Road Maintenance Training
Courtesy: Paul M. Kanneh
As the need for more trained Liberian technocrats and engineers become the general consensus of the Liberian Government and its international development partners, seven persons have benefited from a Feeder Road Maintenance Training in Nimba County, conducted on April 21, 2015, and organized by the Liberia Swedish Feeder Road Project (LSFRP).
The training exercise is an extension of the Liberia Swedish Feeder Road Project’s capacity building initiative for local Liberian engineers.
-Brewerville To Get 50-Bedroom Hospital
-Mayor Curtis Clinches Huge Popularity Potential
By A. Omaska Mark
In what political observers and commentator in Montserrado County Electoral District #17 have begin to describe as a classic pre-2017 elections stunt that could eventually yield him potentially significant vote dividends that may yet see him emerge as a likely successor to the sitting District Representative William Varney Dakel at the end of the the decisive electioneering process in Liberia, the Acting Mayor of the Monrovia outskirt of Breweville, with technical and moral support from supporters and admirers, over the weekend, broke grounds for the construction of a modern and state of the art 50-bed room hospital in Po-River community of Kamara Town, lower Montsrrado County.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reiterated her government’s commitment to battle malaria, despite the challenges facing the health sector as result of the Ebola crisis.
President Sirleaf said with the continued support of international partners, the fight against malaria will be one of her government’s priorities in the revamping the health sector in the post-Ebola recovery era.
The Coordinator of ‘Roll Back Malaria’ (RBM) for West and Central Africa, Dr. Claude Emile Rwagacondo, has stressed that as the world shifts its focus from the fundamentals of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to broader sustainable development, it is crucial that what he called “unmet targets” in Liberia are not forgotten.
According to Dr. Rwagacondo, the population is still at risk with continuing unnecessary deaths, sufferings and the loss of livelihood caused by malaria.
Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe says maintaining the provision of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to Liberian youths remains a top priority for the Liberian Government, headed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
To ensure the realization of this goal, the government has embarked on the rehabilitation of youth training centers in the country beginning with the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) in Montserrado County and the Klay Vocational Training Center (KVTC) in Bomi County, he said.