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

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Spreading the word about Ebola through music
 WHO/ M. Seeger 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.
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WHO calls to Liberian community leaders to adopt measures to stop the epidemic of Ebola
WHO calls to 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. 

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Ebola: Traditional chiefs sent messages to their communities in Liberia
Traditional leaders in a meeting with Liberian authorities and representatives of WHO

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.

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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 will help to strength the activities to stop the spread of Ebola and control the outbreak, with the support of WHO, UN, partners and non-governmental organizations. The plan includes actions on the main areas of work such as case management, laboratory testing, infection control, psychosocial support and massive outreach to educate the public and change behaviors that spread the disease.

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President of Liberia honors WHO for support in health

President of Liberia honors WHO for support in health Monrovia, 24 July 2014 – The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, honoured today the World Health Organization (WHO) country office by conferring the Humane Order of African Redemption with the Grade of Knight Grand Commander, for its achievements and support during the past years in areas such as maternal and children mortality, disease prevention and control, and outbreaks, including the ongoing Ebola outbreak.