Health

Holland based Liberians donate medical supplies

Residents of Goyah Town and Kingsville in Todee District, Monsterrado County were in joy when a truck loaded with medical equipment entered their areas to supply clinics there over the weekend.

The truck carried hospital beds, mattresses, laboratory equipment, surgical equipment, microscopes, medications and other supplies for the people of Todee District. 

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No plan to shut down operations in Foya -MSF clarifies

The French health charity Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF has clarified that it has no immediate plan to close down operations in Foya, Lofa County by end of November, contrary to earlier report. MSF says the capacity of its Case Management Center in Foya has been reduced to 10 beds.

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DEN-L to lead Ebola awareness in Bong

Four districts in Bong County are to shortly benefit Ebola awareness thru the initiative of the Development Education Network Liberia or DEN-L.  Districts being targeted include Suakoko, Zota, Panta and Kpaai.  DEN-L is collaborating with the Gbarnga City Council with support from CARFOD, and IREX in helping the Bong County Ebola Task Force battle Ebola out of the county.

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Medical census over Sime Darby disaster

Sime Darby Plantations Company says it is conducting “medical census” inside its estates to identify people who may have been affected, but failed to report for medication after a fire disaster that struck its chemical and fertilizer warehouses at the plantations on Sunday morning in Clay District of Bomi County, Western Liberia.

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Liberians rush for Ebola vaccine

Despite the ongoing debate over the Ebola trial vaccines here, hundreds of Liberians are said to be queuing on a daily basis to get vaccinated.

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Ebola doctor warns

The doctor heading a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in Virginia, Jonathan Hartt has warned here that “dehydration could kill Ebola patients” rather than the virus itself, appealing for supplements like juices and biscuits to be added to their meals.

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World unprepared to deal with pandemics

-WB Chief

Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters.

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Montserrado has 2 Ebola cases

Amid reports of renewed Ebola cases in Margibi County, the Government of Liberia has clarified that there are only two confirmed cases in all 19 Ebola Treatment Units or ETUs in Montserrado County.

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Ebola Vaccine Show 100% success

The World Health Organization or WHO has disclosed that the world will soon be able to protect humans against the deadly Ebola virus as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was "100 percent effective."

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High Hope for New Ebola Vaccine

A group of Ebola vaccine researchers say they are 'encouraged' by the results of an initial clinical trial, in which volunteers developed antibodies needed to fight the virus. But the end product is still sometimes away.

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