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”
The Government of Liberia has expressed concern about news reports of recent attacks in border towns and villages along the border between Liberia and La Cote D’Ivoire.
The Liberia News Agency, quoting a statement issued Sunday by Information Minister Lewis G. Brown, said “Consistent with the policies of good neighborliness and a commitment to regional peace and security, the relevant Liberian security agencies are seriously investigating the reports as well as engaging their Ivorian counterparts.” Continue reading “Liberia Alarms Over Border Attacks”
The Security Council will today receive a briefing on Ebola followed by consultations. Briefers will be Anthony Banbury, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. The meeting, proposed by the US, is expected to focus on the security implications of the Ebola epidemic and its impact on the political and peacekeeping missions in the region. Continue reading “Security Council Hears 2nd Briefing On Ebola”
GENEVA, 16 July 2014—A new report by UNAIDS shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status.
“Whether you live or die should not depend on access to an HIV test,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Smarter scale-up is needed to close the gap between people who know their HIV status and people who don’t, people who can get services and people who can’t and people who are protected and people who are punished.” Continue reading “19 Millio People Unknowingly HIV Positive Says UNAIDS Report”
On Tuesday July 15, 2014, two of the UN agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD)-SGBV Joint Program, launched a new campaign in Monrovia named: “Shining the Light on ending violence against women” and empowering them to remain free from HIV. Continue reading “UN, Govt. Launch New Anti-Violence Against Women Campaign In Monrovia”