Liberia Reports Two New Lassa Fever Cases Amid Ongoing Outbreaks

Liberia Reports Two New Lassa Fever Cases Amid Ongoing Outbreaks

Lassa fever is a severe viral hemorrhagic disease prevalent in several West African countries, including Liberia, where it is endemic in Bong, Grand Bassa, and Nimba Counties. Sporadic cases have also been noted in other counties, including Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado, and River Gee. In 2021, Liberia experienced 12 different outbreaks, resulting in 25…

Dr. Sabenzia Wekesa Bids Farewell to Liberia Following Six Years of Dedicated Service

Dr. Sabenzia Wekesa Bids Farewell to Liberia Following Six Years of Dedicated Service

In an emotionally charged brief ceremony held on April 11, 2024, Dr. Sabenzia Wekesa, a distinguished Laboratory Expert from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was honored for her remarkable contributions to Liberia’s veterinary and health sectors. After six years of dedicated service, Dr. Wekesa’s transformative mission in Liberia has drawn to a…

Joint Risk Assessment Workshop on Zoonotic Diseases Commences Today in Paynesville
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Joint Risk Assessment Workshop on Zoonotic Diseases Commences Today in Paynesville

Paynesville, April 9, 2024 – Starting today, the Golden Key Hotel in King Gray, Paynesville, is hosting a pivotal five-day workshop dedicated to Joint Risk Assessment (JRA) on three critical public health diseases: Lassa fever, Rabies, and Anthrax. This event, running from April 9 to April 13, 2024, with daily sessions beginning at 9:00 AM,…

Call for Applications: Liberia Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program 2024

Call for Applications: Liberia Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program 2024

With support from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) is implementing the Liberia Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program (LFETP-I) to build local capacity for public health surveillance and its related functions and to strengthen emergency…

Community Mourns After Totota Tragedy: Fuel Tanker Explosion Claims 75 Lives; IMS Mobilizes Strong Support
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Community Mourns After Totota Tragedy: Fuel Tanker Explosion Claims 75 Lives; IMS Mobilizes Strong Support

Monrovia, Liberia: January 10, 2024: In a heartbreaking incident, the Totota Fuel Tanker Explosion has taken the lives of 75 individuals so far, as disclosed in the latest Situation Report (SitRep) by the Incidence Management System (IMS) on January 10, 2024. The community is now in mourning, prompting urgent responses from a spectrum of stakeholders,…

Liberia Embraces a Healthier Future: Launch of Liberia One Health Platform’s Website on One Health Day
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Liberia Embraces a Healthier Future: Launch of Liberia One Health Platform’s Website on One Health Day

Monrovia, Liberia – November 3, 2023 — In a momentous stride toward a healthier future, Liberia officially launched the Liberia One Health Platform’s website on Friday, November 3, 2023, coinciding with the global observance of World One Health Day. This pioneering initiative marks a significant milestone in the nation’s commitment to information sharing across sectors,…

Liberia Commemorates 8th Annual One Health Day

Liberia Commemorates 8th Annual One Health Day

Established in June 2017, the Liberia One Health Platform on November 3, 2023, joined the world in commemorating the 8th Annual One Health Day, under the global theme “Connecting Air, Land, and Water”. The event brought together key stakeholders, including the Government’s ministries and agencies, and partners working in Liberia. The theme for this year’s…

Liberia Hosts Regional RCCE Workshop to Develop a Database of Gender-sensitive Key Messages Based on the One Health Approach

Liberia Hosts Regional RCCE Workshop to Develop a Database of Gender-sensitive Key Messages Based on the One Health Approach

Monrovia, October 31, 2023: A four-day regional workshop for Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) experts kicked off today at the Sinkor Palace Hotel in Monrovia. The workshop aims to develop a database of gender-sensitive key message cards and communication tools based on the One Health approach. The initiative is designed to strengthen community confidence…

𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐑𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬

𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐑𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬

On September 28, 2023, World Rabies Day, stakeholders gathered at the Golden Gate Hotel in Paynesville, at a significant program dedicated to raising awareness about the deadly virus and promoting the One Health framework. The event was a collaborative effort to bring together experts, community members, and students in the fight against rabies. Under the…

Liberia Gears Up for its Second Joint External Evaluation of International Health Regulations Core Capacities
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Liberia Gears Up for its Second Joint External Evaluation of International Health Regulations Core Capacities

Monrovia, August 30, 2023: Liberia is set to host its Second Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) core capacities, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s commitment to global health security. The second Joint External Evaluation of Liberia’s health security capacity through the assessment of its IHR-prescribed core capacities is…