Liberia WHO Country Office

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The mission of the WHO Liberia Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Liberia through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.


 
Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia
The emergence of Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa threatens regional and global public health security.
 
Outbreak response - WHO and Partners

Ebola outbreak response and needs by Dr Nestor Ndayimirije, WHO Representative to Liberia

  • Ugandan team brings Ebola experience to Liberia A team of Ugandan doctors and health workers are deployed by WHO to provide medical support for an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. This team comes with vast experience in managing Ebola outbreaks, having faced many cases of this disease since 2000. They work shifts alongside their Liberian colleagues to provide around the clock care and to help maintain strict infection control measures. Madira Lefa, assistant physician at Kagadi Hospital in Uganda, cried when he read what was going…
  • Spreading the word about Ebola through music 20 August 2014 -- “Take away the fear, don’t hide yourself. People can still survive from Ebola,” are the lyrics of the Ebola Rap, a song written by Charles Yegba, a Liberian artist seeking to raise awareness about the virus in his community. Charles, leader of the AFROCO music group, is recording his song and creating a video to disseminate his message across Liberia, one of the west African countries severely affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak.
  • WHO calls on Liberian community leaders to adopt measures to stop the epidemic of Ebola Monrovia (Liberia), August 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to community leaders in Montserrado county, Liberia, to adopt control measures to stop the Ebola outbreak, that has already claimed 355 lives by killing many among confirmed, probable and suspected cases in the country since March 2014. The epidemic also affects Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, being the highest ever known in number of cases and deaths.  “You and we are able to stop the epidemic. Community members are key…
  • Ebola: Traditional chiefs sent messages to their communities in Liberia Members of the National Traditional Council of Liberia addressed their communities in the 16 counties of the country. They urged people to take all possible measures to protect themselves from, and encouraged them to welcome the health workers helping in the response. The traditional chiefs of the 16 tribes have recorded several radio messages in different languages telling their people to take steps to avoid Ebola. Those messages are being shared through community radio stations all over the country. The…
  • Liberia launches Operational Plan to accelerate response against Ebola Monrovia 31 July 2014 – The Government of Liberia on yesterday launched the Operational Plan to accelerate the response to control the on-going outbreak of Ebola in the country, which requires $20.9 million to invest in the response for the next six months.The Operational Plan, which was elaborated with technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO), was presented to the United Nations (UN) agencies as well as the partners who are currently working on the response. The amount required…