FIND Calls FGM Practice ‘Crime Against Humanity’– Calls for Action In Liberia


Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity
Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity

One of Liberia’s renowned human rights activists has called on the government of Liberia to take tougher actions against traditional Zoes and leaders who are engaged in the unlawful practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in in the country.

Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), said Liberia is part of the global community that respects human rights and dignity, and cannot afford to keep practicing acts that are deemed inhumane, which the world is fighting against.

Woods said despite government’s pronouncement on the prohibition on the practice, local traditional Zoes are still engaged in FGM activvities in most parts of rural Liberia. “This act is inhumane and unacceptable,” Woods said. “It amounts to crimes against humanity.” Continue reading “FIND Calls FGM Practice ‘Crime Against Humanity’– Calls for Action In Liberia”

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USAID, Chevron Construct Modern Latrines for Paynesville Residents


Residents of three communities in one of Liberia’s biggest urban municipalities, Paynesville, have become the latest beneficiaries of the construction of three modern latrine facilities.

The three communities are the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex Community, Weh Town in the Commercial District of Red Light and the Paynesville City Corporation Community in the Paynesville Town Hall Area. Continue reading “USAID, Chevron Construct Modern Latrines for Paynesville Residents”

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”

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”

LIBERIAN SCIENTIST INVENTS DIAGNOSTIC TEST CAPABLE OF DETECTING VIRUSES


Liberian Scientist Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan Invents Diagnostic Test Capable of Detecting Viruses Like HIV, Hepatitis viruses, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Similar Symptoms Like The Ebola Virus. Continue reading “LIBERIAN SCIENTIST INVENTS DIAGNOSTIC TEST CAPABLE OF DETECTING VIRUSES”

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”