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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

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

HEALTH
BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the) -- 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 the LIBERIA COVID-19 Reduction Strategy. The five months (August –December) strategy is aimed at aligning and integrating Liberia’s ongoing response activities into routine health services to enhance efficiency and sustainability of the response activities in the country. The key response pillars: Community Engagement and Risk Communication, Epidemiological Surveillance, Case Management and Psychosocial care, Laboratory Servi...
Coronavirus – Liberia: On the Occasion of Liberia’s Independence Day

Coronavirus – Liberia: On the Occasion of Liberia’s Independence Day

AFRICA
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, July 26, 2020/ -- By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of Liberia as you mark 173 years of independence. The United States and Liberia share deep historical and cultural bonds, and we are proud to partner with you in fostering economic development, promoting strong democratic institutions, upholding human rights, and deepening commercial ties between our two nations.  Our collaboration is particularly important as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic together.  Longstanding U.S. investments made in Liberia’s health sector during the Ebola outbreak have been critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia.  ...
Coronavirus – Liberia: National Incident Management System convenes Health Donors Conference six months into Emergency COVID-19 Response

Coronavirus – Liberia: National Incident Management System convenes Health Donors Conference six months into Emergency COVID-19 Response

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MONROVIA, Liberia, July 21, 2020/ -- Nearly six months into the COVID-19 response, Liberia National Incident Management System (IMS) on 15th July 2020 conducted its first comprehensive review of the response activities to address the health needs and livelihood of nearly 5 million people. The objective of the conference was to review the ongoing response, identify multisectoral solutions and broad partnerships to effectively respond and control the spread of COVID-19 as well as develop an Action Plan for the next six (6) months. The virtual conference held via zoom, brought together over 71 participants including the Ministers of Finance and Development Planning, Information and Cultural Affairs, members of the parliament, health Donors, the United Nations in Liberia, International and...
Coronavirus – Liberia: Sweden provides critical support to child protection in Liberia

Coronavirus – Liberia: Sweden provides critical support to child protection in Liberia

INTERNATIONAL
MONROVIA, Liberia, July 21, 2020/ -- The Government of Sweden has contributed 10 million Swedish Kronor to UNICEF’s Child Protection programmes to support the provision of quality essential social services for children in Liberia. The Swedish support will enable children, adolescents and young people, especially the most vulnerable, to access gender-sensitive and age-appropriate justice and empowered protection systems which contribute to the realization of their rights.“The Government of Sweden has been a committed UNICEF partner in providing support to vulnerable children and their families in Liberia, especially in the birth registration, Justice, Sexual and Gender Based Violence programmes,” said Laila O. Gad, UNICEF Representative to Liberia. “Our work in 2020 is based on the exce...
Coronavirus – Liberia: Comic Strips Provide Preventative Information to Protect People from Virus

Coronavirus – Liberia: Comic Strips Provide Preventative Information to Protect People from Virus

AFRICA
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 10, 2020 --Liberia declared a state of emergency in early April when the pandemic hit. In a race against time, Sharon Logan with a group of fellow returnees took the initiative to create comic strips to get essential preventative information about the virus to communities with limited access to mainstream communication channels. Sharon is part of a network of migrant returnees trained to provide accurate and clear information to people at risk of unsafe migration and exploitation and abuse by human traffickers and smugglers in West Africa. The network was formed under the Migrants as Messengers (MaM) programme led by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support returnees in the region to lead migration awareness-raising initiative...
Coronavirus – Liberia: IMF Executive Board Approves a US$50 Million Disbursement to Liberia to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus – Liberia: IMF Executive Board Approves a US$50 Million Disbursement to Liberia to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, June 7, 2020/ -- The IMF approved the disbursement of US$50 million (1.7 percent of GDP) under the Rapid Credit Facility to support the authorities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic; The economic impact of the pandemic is hitting the poorest with little social safety net, and food security of those relying on uncertain daily income is a pressing concern; The authorities have responded by taking revenue and expenditure measures to support emergency food aid for the poor; improving monitoring and control of spending; and safeguarding scarce foreign exchange reserves. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today, approved the disbursement of SDR36.17 million (US$50 million; 1.7 percent of GDP) to be drawn under the Rapid C...
Coronavirus – Liberia: UNICEF Airlifts 14 Metric Tons of Vital Emergency Supplies to Liberia

Coronavirus – Liberia: UNICEF Airlifts 14 Metric Tons of Vital Emergency Supplies to Liberia

INTERNATIONAL
MONROVIA, Liberia, June 3, 2020/ -- UNICEF’s first airlift of vital health supplies arrived at Roberts International Airport loaded with 14 metric tonnes of supplies funded by the Word Bank to support the response of the Government of Liberia to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Response in Liberia aims to mitigate and contain the transmission of COVID-19, ensure adequate management of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and to strengthen the laboratory network systems for COVID-19 detection and other infectious diseases. The response will also support healthcare workers and families affected by COVID-19 and strengthen coordination among partners for the COVID-19 response. The shipment is part of the trilateral agreement through which UNICEF will support the delivery of essential ...
AFRICA: Liberia to revive petroleum exploration efforts in April 2020 – President

AFRICA: Liberia to revive petroleum exploration efforts in April 2020 – President

AFRICA
Liberian President George Weah announced Monday that the West African country will in April launch a call for bids to resume offshore oil and gas exploration after years of stagnation. In his annual state of the nation address to parliament, Weah said “Nine offshore blocks will be put up, allowing competent and reputable international oil and gas companies to bid with the hope of recommencing exploration programs, following years of inactivity.” The basin where the nine new blocs are located is part of the remaining region off the coast of western Africa which has yet to be explored for potential reserves, according to experts. The football star-turned-president has been under pressure as the country grapples with rampant inflation and anti-government demonstrations in ...