- published: 07 Dec 2012
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This film provides an inside look at Liberia's healthcare system, which continues to struggle to rebuild itself nine years after the conclusion of a civil war.
The Liberia Medical Mission formed by members of the Liberian diaspora works to eradicate and spread awareness of Ebola in Liberia. The group worked to limit the spread of the disease during its peak and continues to bring medical supplies to Liberia. VOA's Monique John reports.
The Ebola epidemic has left 179 health workers dead and forced the closure of countless medical facilities. These facilities are now gradually re-opening. Monrovia has just two public hospitals and, like many other medical facilities, one of them, JDJ, closed at the height of the Ebola epidemic. But activities at the hospital, which delivers emergency paediatric and maternity care, are gradually resuming. MSF is helping by supplying protective equipment and providing training on infection control measures. "The measures that are being put in place, I think they are really going to improve our general condition in hospitals, we're going to feel more confident, it will improve the kind of services that we give to the people (...) Because one mistake will lead to your own death. So you hav...
A colony of more than 60 chimpanzees have been living on six estuary islands in Liberia after being previously used in medical research. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have provided emergency care to the animals since March 2015 and have also taken responsibility to provide high-quality, lifetime care to the chimpanzees, including basic care, veterinary care and new sanctuary facilities.
Soon there will be 700 beds for treating Ebola patients in Monrovia. But medical staff are among the first victims, and in the Liberian capital, half of the health centers are shut and just one hospital is functioning. Many of the city’s inhabitants—pregnant women, children suffering from malnutrition or malaria and road casualties—are without access to medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned with protecting health workers providing all kinds of medical care.
Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday, the health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen. Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview with Thomson Reuters Foundation, “People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing. It is going to have a long-term impact, even after this crisis is behind us.” Treatable diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are left untended because frightened Liberians are shunning medical centers, and these deaths could outstrip those from the Ebola virus by three or four fold. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/1tjgi2iQvvo/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
On November 3, the medical Aircraft to be base in Liberia and serve the West African Sub-region has being launch in the County. The ASPEN-Medical Aircraft will take patient from Liberia to other parts of West Africa. The Beach craft 900C is owned and operated by Aspen-Medical International which has health facilities present in Africa including Liberia. The Aircraft carry six patients at a time. Moses Garzeawu reports
http://kazakh-tv.kz/en/view/world_news/page_71109_ Medical nurses go on strike in Liberia. They demand increase of their salaries and improvement of protection against Ebola. Doctors and nurses have announced that they will not start work until they are given protective kits.
To say medical supplies and healthcare personnel are in short supply in Liberia would be a vast understatement. Liberia Vice President Joseph Boakai and his delegation met with healthcare leaders in the northwest metro to emphasize that point. Earlier this year, the Ebola virus crippled the republic still recovering from a devastating civil war. More than 4800 people died from the Ebola virus, which included many medical personnel. Basic supplies like gloves and syringes are still scarce. "It's nothing like you see here," says Vice President Boakai. "Without good health, there's nothing we can do." Many Liberians and volunteers from the northwest metro have led the way in rebuilding efforts. Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman has organized firefighting donation efforts and training ...
The final Chinese medical team dispatched to Liberia has returned home after concluding its two-month anti-Ebola mission. The West African country has now declared the eradication of the epidemic which first struck early last year. The 42-member team arrived back at Beijing Capital International Airport early on Saturday, along with Chinese rescuers and relief workers. "In total, our team received 177 Ebola cases and we treated 110 patients. There were 10 confirmed cases, six of them were cured and discharged from hospital. So we can say that we have successfully fought the outbreak with zero infection, as President Xi commanded," said a member of the medical team. Following the worst outbreak of Ebola for over 30 years, China was one of the first countries to send aid to West Africa,...
Liberia has opened a Chinese funded medical center in the capital Monrovia Tuesday. The bulk of medical supplies and equipment had been shipped from China to help set up the 100 bed infectious disease hospital built in the space of a month. Clementine Logan reports
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Chevron's partnership with Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine brings pediatricians and OB-GYNs to JFK Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia, to help improve medical care for mothers and children. For more about Chevron in Liberia, visit http://www.chevron.com/countries/liberia/.