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The aim of this guide is to help health workers use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunisation coverage and to plan solutions to increase immunisation coverage. Jointly produced by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Vaccines and Biologicals and the United...

"Partnering with communities for immunization refers to supportive, coordinated action that can be taken by health workers and community members towards achieving their shared goal of providing accessible, reliable and friendly services that are used appropriately by all. It is based on the principle that when communities are involved in...

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Experiences

Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system...

Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and eradicating poverty. Published by Africa Child, the free magazine began as a three-times-per year...

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) is a serial radio drama in Mozambique designed to raise awareness around improving children's health and development. The drama, which is being broadcast nationally in 2015, uses an entertainment-education approach to promote and disseminate the Facts for Life information developed by the United Nations Children's...

Launched in 2011, Save the Children's 5-year Children Lead the Way (CLW) programme aims to secure the rights of girls and boys to protection, education, and survival in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Peru. CLW works to promote the fulfilment of the rights of girls and boys, with a main focus on children who work. The goal is to...

Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe draws on various communication strategies and tools in an effort to produce, transmit, and translate knowledge to support the control and ultimate eradication of malaria around the world. Led by the United States (US)-based Harvard School of Public Health, the university is working to...

Culminating at a December 2014 conference, TELLME was a 36-month collaborative project that sought to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises around the world. The TELLME project combined public health, social sciences, behavioural sciences, political sciences, law, ethics,...

"There is no point in having a vaccine if you cannot roll it out. This is a story for donors, who increasingly need to know that the money which is going into developing countries is actually having an impact, and this is a very good example of something which has a clear and measurable impact."

Helen Evans, interim chief executive...

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

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Strategic Thinking

"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful communication activities."

“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. Globally, two thirds of all new infections among adolescents were among adolescent girls. This is a moral injustice. I am calling on young people to lead the All In movement, alongside the United Nations, public and private partners, and countries themselves, to end the adolescent...

This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the infoasaid project experience.

"Media and social media can create a negative or positive vaccine sentiment and can provide a platform for lobbies and key opinion leaders to influence others....Community leaders and influencers, including religious leaders in some settings, celebrities in others, can all have a significant influence on vaccine acceptance or hesitancy."...

"[R]egardless of the setting and causes of vaccine hesitancy, poor communication needs to be addressed generally, in addition to developing targeted communication to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake."

This is one of the lessons that emerged from a November 2011 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (...

"The humanitarian situation...remains of grave concern and, as the conflict enters its fourth year, insecurity, and violence continue to force the people of Syria to seek safety and protection elsewhere. Disruption of health services and infrastructure, low levels of routine immunisation and prolonged wild poliovirus circulation places the...

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by Evaluation and Research

Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions of making evaluation matter in development processes and change in South Asia: context, methods...

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Digital

Project Director (PD) Human Rights Connect - Internews Europe - London, United K

Reports to: Director of Programmes
Location: London, UK
Starting date: May 2015
Duration:12 months (with possible extension subject to funding)
Salary range: £47,000 – 54,000 depending on experience

ABOUT INTERNEWS EUROPE...

Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system...

This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the infoasaid project experience.

Safety and Security Officer - Internews - Juba, South Sudan

SUMMARY:

Working closely with the Country Risk Manager, the Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the Juba based Internews fleet inclusive of overseeing movement scheduling and maintenance. He/She will also have deputy security responsibilities inclusive of security training and security operations support...

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) hosts an innovation webinar on Tuesday, March 10 2015, at 11AM EST focused on utilising digital storytelling techniques for health communication campaigns. This webinar is the eighth in HC3's innovation webinar series, which highlights and examines applications of digital...

"To address anti-polio sentiments and violence targeting polio workers early in 2013, the program intensified social and community mobilization activities providing opportunities for community leaders to engage in the response and become advocates for the program's success."

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Film and Video

Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system...

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat!

Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 - Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the Mahatma as he traveled by trains through the whole country in his quest for...

Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and...

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

David Blumenkrantz - Communications Advocacy Consultant - CA, United States

David Blumenkrantz’s professional experience includes eight years of NGO, documentary and photojournalism work in East and Central Africa. From his home in Kenya, he traveled extensively and covered social, relief and development, and political issues. From 1992-1994, he was the Information Department Coordinator for the Undugu Society of Kenya...

"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop...

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Radio

"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful communication activities."

Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Southern Africa, threatening the region’s socio-economic development.

Although youth constitute the majority of the population in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), they still grapple with a vast array of challenges that end up...

Author: Gillies C Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enables local communities an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various developmental issues that affect their lives, thereby shaping the developmental discourse towards their...

This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the infoasaid project experience.

"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other stakeholders."

Safety and Security Officer - Internews - Juba, South Sudan

SUMMARY:

Working closely with the Country Risk Manager, the Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the Juba based Internews fleet inclusive of overseeing movement scheduling and maintenance. He/She will also have deputy security responsibilities inclusive of security training and security operations support...

Author: Tom Baker, February 18 2015, originally posted on World Radio Day, themed "Youth" (February 13 2015) - In this interview, Tom Baker explains how BBC Media Action is using the unique power of radio to inform, connect and empower young people around the world.

There are so many development days in the calendar, why does World...

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Television

"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful communication activities."

Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former hometown, not for personal reasons as I often do, but as a writer hoping to engage in stimulating...

Author: Anna Colom, February 13 2015 - It’s been a significant few months for the “Any Questions” style TV and Radio show Sema Kenya. As Senior Production Manager Jackie Christie explains in her last...

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."

Mamoletsane Khati

Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions.

And that is exactly what journalists from four Southern Africa countries are doing after receiving support from regional...

This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and media as it relates to child protection. Together with similar studies conducted in Kenya, Tanzania,...

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Community Participation

The aim of this guide is to help health workers use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunisation coverage and to plan solutions to increase immunisation coverage. Jointly produced by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Vaccines and Biologicals and the United...

"Partnering with communities for immunization refers to supportive, coordinated action that can be taken by health workers and community members towards achieving their shared goal of providing accessible, reliable and friendly services that are used appropriately by all. It is based on the principle that when communities are involved in...

Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Southern Africa, threatening the region’s socio-economic development.

Although youth constitute the majority of the population in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), they still grapple with a vast array of challenges that end up...

Author: Gillies C Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enables local communities an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various developmental issues that affect their lives, thereby shaping the developmental discourse towards their...

Author: Anne McArthur, March 4 2015 - I’ve been working on immunization programs for the past 14 years, including seven years as Immunization Advisor to the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria/Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Initiative (PRRINN-MNCH), a DFID [Department for International Development]-Norwegian...

"By providing practical guidance on how to take a rights-based, child-focused approach, this toolkit aims to ensure that children's rights as well as initiatives to promote the well-being of all children can be effectively integrated and applied across programmes of bilateral and multilateral development assistance."

This...

Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system...

This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the infoasaid project experience.

"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other stakeholders."

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Materials

The aim of this guide is to help health workers use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunisation coverage and to plan solutions to increase immunisation coverage. Jointly produced by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Vaccines and Biologicals and the United...

"Partnering with communities for immunization refers to supportive, coordinated action that can be taken by health workers and community members towards achieving their shared goal of providing accessible, reliable and friendly services that are used appropriately by all. It is based on the principle that when communities are involved in...

"By providing practical guidance on how to take a rights-based, child-focused approach, this toolkit aims to ensure that children's rights as well as initiatives to promote the well-being of all children can be effectively integrated and applied across programmes of bilateral and multilateral development assistance."

This...

"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts."

This webpage from the Council on Foreign Relations serves as a resource for communication practitioners and others seeking to understand - and access resources about - the global effort to eradicate polio. Clicking on each of the subheadings in the background brings the reader to information and multiple URLs leading to further data - for...

Offered by the NetWorks Project, this online training series is designed to strengthen capacity on how to use evidence and data to create strong social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes for malaria prevention and control. The training series is intended for a wide audience, but primarily for those who work on malaria control...

"They are deviant because their actions are not the norm and they lead to positive outcomes, clinically and relationally."

"The engagement of new actors in global health - from philanthropic foundations to NGOs [non-governmental organisations] to multinational corporations - has created opportunities for partnership but also challenges of coordination and policy coherence."

"This I-Kit introduces users to the building blocks for a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for breastfeeding. It links the SBCC strategy development to faith-based organizations (FBOs) assets such as religious leaders and religious texts. It includes basic information about breastfeeding and the role of FBOs, religious...

Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and...

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Australian Initiative for the Control and Elimination of Malaria

The University of Queensland, through the School of Public Health, is contracted by the Australian...

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I am passionate about the building blocks that form civil society and inspired by the potential of people to work together for positive purposes. I am particularly interested in the conditions...

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Hasta ahora me ha funcionado muy bien para publicar ofertas de empleo

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In August, I led a one-month project in Uganda (in partnership with the NGO ‘Farm Radio International’) to research the best practices of ‘listening clubs’ attached to community radio stations. We...

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I'm a radio Soap opera Drama with 8 years experience,I request fund to start a Radio Series of soap opera working with YOUTH.

I was happy to learn from your website on how to start you...

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I have a strong background in Computer Science with a PhD, while my major research interests are of strong inter-disciplinary nature, spanning computer science and applied computing,...

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Retired US Air Force MSGT, BBA in Health Services Administration, AAS in Medical Services Administration, Currently in a MPH graduate program.

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I am a Nigerian living in Ghana, i am actively into music and video editing and over time 

i have also made some videos and podcast, to help educate Africans and enlighten us against...

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>Md Abdur Rashid Sikder is an Urban & Regional Urban Planner and awarded MURP degree from BUET in 1992 with his major education in Agricultural Economics (BAU). I have had a complementary...

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An international development professional with 10 years of experience in program planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy and strategic communications gained through work for...

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I am a student at the University of East Anglia, I study International Development with Economics. I am very interested and invested in the topics discussed in my studies such as education, gender...

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My wife and I retired from public education in Texas after 31 years. My wife taught every grade 2-8 where she specialized in math, science and reading. I taught at the HS level for nine...

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I have been working with HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Unit (HP2) of UNESCO Bangkok as Information Assistant since August 2003.

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Executive Leadership in International Development as a global thinker and mover with a strong track record in Program Management, Alliance Building, & Strategic Planning/Growth. ...

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I've been dedicated to development initiatives in rural Ghana since my initial study-abroad experience there in 2008.  Throughout my undergrad and my masters, I've researched various aspects...

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Working on health communictaion for past decade.

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Ebola News Feed

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged
Mar 6 2015 - 6:20am
(By Afp) Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections. Beatrice Yordoldo left the Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the capital Monrovia to cheers from healthcare workers, government officials and aid workers. "Today I am very grateful to the...

3 Liberian Doctors To Train As Pathologists In Ghana
Mar 6 2015 - 5:52am
The Liberian Government will send three doctors to Ghana for a three-year training course in pathology in August, Solicitor-General Betty Blamo has disclosed.  According to Blamo, the training of the doctors, whose names were not disclosed, will be sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.   She made the disclosure Thursday at the Ministry of Information daily press conference in Monrovia.   Blamo...

Liberia: Liberia's Last Ebola Survivor Walks Out
Mar 6 2015 - 5:33am
[FrontPageAfrica] Beatrice Yardolo, 58, was all smiles as she walked out of the Chinese-run Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia. Her brush with the deadly Ebola Virus left a chilling effect on her and members of her immediate family. She was presented a bouquet of red flowers and a panda teddy bear as she exited the ETU in the SKD community in Paynesville.

Liberia: Last Ebola Victim to Be Discharged Today
Mar 5 2015 - 11:20am
[Inquirer] After several months of intensive fight against the deadly Ebola virus, the Ministry of Health is today expected to discharge the only confirmed Ebola patient in the country.

More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone last week, no Liberia cases says WHO
Mar 5 2015 - 10:33am
Geneva. Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to March 1, an increase of 34 over the previous week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, as cited by Reuters. Liberia did not report any new confirmed infections in the week for the first time since May last year, but disease surveillance may not be optimal given the low number of samples, the U.N...

West Africa: Potential Ebola Treatment Mechanism Discovered
Mar 5 2015 - 9:40am
[SciDev.Net] A possible mechanism to treat infection by the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses has been uncovered by scientists working in the United States.

Liberia: Liberia Discharges Last Ebola Patient
Mar 5 2015 - 7:40am
[NEWS] Liberia will today, March 5, 2015, discharge the last Ebola patient from the Chinese-run Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on the outskirts of Monrovia.

Liberia: We Welcome the 'Marshall Plan', but Not Without Accountability
Mar 5 2015 - 7:00am
[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has called for a 'Marshall Plan' of international aid to help eradicate Ebola from West Africa and rebuild economies that are in tatters, as the number of deaths from the disease approaches 10,000.

Liberia: Ebola - Liberia's Long Road to Recovery
Mar 5 2015 - 4:56am
[IRIN] Bo-Waterside -Liberia has lifted nationwide curfews and reopened its land borders with key trading partners Sierra Leone and Guinea, but a full recovery from the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak will take time, experts say.

Ebola vaccine efficacy trial ready to launch in Guinea
Mar 5 2015 - 4:00am
Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. The vaccine was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. A...

Liberia Gone 12 Days Without Any Confirm Ebola Case
Mar 4 2015 - 11:55am
The Head of Ebola Incidence Management System, Atty. Tolbert Nyanswah, has challenged Liberians to commit themselves to achieving “zero Ebola infections” “Liberia now has only one confirm Ebola case in the ETU.  “Already, counties have gone days without a single  confirm case of Ebola, but the reality of sustaining continuous zero cases rests with every Liberian and as such, the citizenry must...

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase
Mar 4 2015 - 11:47am
(By Associated Press) BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts said Monday that the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has dropped to almost 10 percent of what it was in September. But U.N. Special Envoy on...

University Of Liberia To Resume Classes For Junior, Senior Students March 17
Mar 4 2015 - 11:32am
An official of the University of Liberia has disclosed that plans are underway to re-open the institution on March 17 with the resumption of classes for only junior and senior students. UL Vice President for Media Relations, Mr. Norris Tweah, said this is to afford pending and would-be graduating seniors the opportunity to complete their courses, while awaiting the timetable for graduation later...

Liberia To Discharge Last Ebola Patient
Mar 4 2015 - 11:31am
Liberia will on Thursday discharge the last Ebola patient from the Chinese-run Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital. “There will be a discharge ceremony of the lone confirmed case which was positive following three repeated test until a final test recently that showed the person is now negative,” said the head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Tolbert...

LIBERIA: President Sirleaf Declares March 8 International Women’s Day
Mar 4 2015 - 11:26am
The President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation, declared Sunday, March 8, 2015 as International Women’s Dayand is to be observed as a Working Holiday on Monday, March 9, 2015. A Foreign Ministry release says the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Women NGO Secretariat, women organizations and groups, in collaboration with...