World Bank Gives US$650m To Ebola Recovery — Urges ‘Tireless’ Support To Ebola-Affected Nations


By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA

The World Bank Group (WBG) has announced US$650 million as additional support to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the next 12 to 18 months to help them recover from the impact of the Ebola crisis.

The new funding will be used to strengthen priority areas in health systems and frontline care, agriculture, education, cash transfers and other social protection programs, which include lifesaving infrastructure such as electricity, water, sanitation and roads. Continue reading “World Bank Gives US$650m To Ebola Recovery — Urges ‘Tireless’ Support To Ebola-Affected Nations”

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WB Reports Continued Progress In Liberia; Says Uneven Picture In Sierra Leone In Ebola Aftermath


WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015—The return to work continues in Liberia, led by gains for wage workers and the rural self-employed, while the picture remains mixed in Sierra Leone, where urban youth and the non-farm self-employed continue to lag behind. This is according to the latest round of high-frequency mobile-phone surveys conducted in both countries by the World Bank Group and partners, in order to assess how Ebola is impacting people’s livelihoods. Continue reading “WB Reports Continued Progress In Liberia; Says Uneven Picture In Sierra Leone In Ebola Aftermath”

Brother’s Brother Foundation Makes US$50,000 Medical Donation To Redemption Hospital


Minister Jackson Paye making remarks and presentation on behalf of the Foundation at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia
Minister Jackson Paye making remarks and presentation on behalf of the Foundation at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia

One of the country’s major under-equipped health facilities, Redemption Hospital, Thursday (Feb 26) received medical supplies worth at least US$50,000 to strengthen it meet public health demands.

The donation was made by the Brother’s Brother Foundation, comprising a group of Liberians residing in Florida, United States of America. Continue reading “Brother’s Brother Foundation Makes US$50,000 Medical Donation To Redemption Hospital”

Success Of Fighting Ebola Thru Community-Based Approach — The Story Of Gaye Dukpaye Community


By D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh

The Ebola outbreak

Irish humanitarian Mrs. Adrienne Blomberg-Sarwahpue (along with Mr. Sarwahpue, middle) donating hand washing buckets and other anti-Ebola materials to the Gaye Dukpaye Community last September as Chairman Benedict Bropleh looks on
Irish humanitarian Mrs. Adrienne Blomberg-Sarwahpue (along with Mr. Sarwahpue, middle) donating hand washing buckets and other anti-Ebola materials to the Gaye Dukpaye Community last September as Chairman Benedict Bropleh looks on

“In Gaye Dukpaye, we are not only on the alert, we will also keep engaging everyone that we have not won the war,” Shadrack S. Chea told me right before a big white barrel donated by CHAP International. The barrel contained diluted chlorinated water for passersby to wash their hands. It is part of measures the community has employed to fight the Ebola outbreak since last year. “Wash your hands; Ebola is still here; we need to fight it…” Continue reading “Success Of Fighting Ebola Thru Community-Based Approach — The Story Of Gaye Dukpaye Community”

UNDP Helps Pay Ebola Workers In Liberia


The United Nations development Programme (UNDP) has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone.

The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to help run treatment centers, help communities prevent transmission and track people that have had contact with victims. Many worked tirelessly without pay for months as the country struggled to cope with the epidemic. Continue reading “UNDP Helps Pay Ebola Workers In Liberia”

MSF Pulls Out Of Lofa As Ebola Outbreak ‘Disappears’


The Ebola situation has improved in Lofa County and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area.
New actors have arrived to help and since 30 October there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement. Continue reading “MSF Pulls Out Of Lofa As Ebola Outbreak ‘Disappears’”

Liberians Told “Ebola Is Still Here”


Ebola bodies being loaded in a pickup last week for cremation in Paynesville, outside Monrovia
Ebola bodies being loaded in a pickup last week for cremation in Paynesville, outside Monrovia

The Ministry of Health Contact Tracing Consultant, Dr. Mosoka Fallah, has told Liberians to be mindful that the Ebola virus is still in the country and they must continue to observe all preventive measures, after the virus has claimed over 2,500 lives. Continue reading “Liberians Told “Ebola Is Still Here””