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Coronavirus: Liberia National Incident Management System (IMS) Unveils Five (5) Months COVID-19 Reduction Strategy to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability of the Response

Since Liberia confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on 16th March 2020, there has been much attention to COVID 19 response at the detriment of routine health services

As it remains uncertain on when COVID-19 will be controlled amidst the many unknowns, coupled with the high operational costs to sustain the response and limited national resources, the Liberia National Incident Management System on 27 August 2020, convened its second COVID-19 IMS Health Donors conference via zoom to present…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: WHO Donates 21 Pieces of Oxygen Concentrators to Boost COVID-19 Response in Liberia

Oxygen concentrators are of extreme importance in respiratory infectious disease management

The World Health Organization Liberia Country Office this week donated 21 pieces of Oxygen Concentrators to the Ministry of Health to support the government in the management of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Statistics generated from Liberia’s Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA+) and Quality of Care (QoC) in 2018 shows that…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Reinforcing emergency response against COVID-19 in Africa

Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) are groups of health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics that provide direct clinical care in the wake of disasters

In an expanded pool of expertise, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting several African countries to coordinate the work of external emergency medical teams deployed to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) are groups of health care professionals such as doctors,…

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Sierra Leone institutes additional measures in preparedness to prevent and respond to COVID-19

The country has been implementing mandatory quarantine measures for passengers arriving from China

Sierra Leone has instituted travel restrictions as additional precautionary and extraordinary measures in preparedness to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement issued on 16 March by the Office of the President prohibits all overseas travel for all government officials and urged the general public to “refrain, as far as possible,…

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Dr Matshidiso Moeti nominated to a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Her nomination will be ratified by the 146th WHO Executive Board at its January 2020 session

The 47 Member States of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa. The nomination took place today during the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, which is the governing mechanism involving health…

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WHO supports Five Countries to fight Lassa Fever Outbreaks

The largest outbreak thus far has affected 16 states in Nigeria

With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease. While these outbreaks are occurring during the Lassa fever season in countries where the disease is endemic, the speed of escalation…

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World Health Organization moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

Between 1 January and 4 February 2018, nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of which 132 are laboratory confirmed Lassa fever

The World Health Organization is scaling up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. From the onset of the outbreak, WHO Nigeria deployed staff from the national and…