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Friday, 11-28-14, 15:31Sirleaf Signs National Budget, Vetoes Signature Bonus for Oil Blocks[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed the 2014/2015 fiscal budget into law, but has vetoed a line item which calls for signature bonus in the amount of US$25 million on account of oil blocks. read more...
Friday, 11-28-14, 4:17Ebola Doctor Warns of Dehydration Danger[New Dawn]The doctor heading a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in Virginia, Jonathan Hartt has warned here that "dehydration could kill Ebola patients" rather than the virus itself, appealing for supplements like juices and biscuits to be added to their meals. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 15:50Violence Hits Campaign Trail in Ebola-Stricken Liberia[FrontPageAfrica]All hell broke Wednesday as rival supporters of football legend George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change and Robert Sirleaf an independent candidate and son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, came face to face in the PHP community. Cars were vandalized and people wounded as the two rival groups threw stones at each other and chanted slogans of war. Supporters of Sirleaf's camp say it was the CDC that started the unprovoked attack on them, but supporters of the CDC claim otherwise. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 12:10Govt Bans Beach-Going Over Ebola Fears[FrontPageAfrica]For the first time in years Liberians will have to do without the beaches on what is unarguably the biggest holiday in the Ebola-hit post-war nation. November 29 is the birth anniversary of Liberia's18th and longest serving president, William V.S. Tubman, which is observed as a national holiday. But this year, the Liberian government ordered all beaches operating across the country closed on November 29. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 16:44U.S.-Run Field Hospital for Ebola Stricken Health Workers Discharges First Patients[U.S. Embassy Monrovia]Monrovia -The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps has announced that two patients, both Liberian healthcare workers, were released Monday from the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU). Both patients have recovered from Ebola and are virus-free. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 17:37Liberia Keeps Its Foot on the Pedal to End Ebola[allAfrica]The incidence of reported Ebola cases is no longer increasing nationally in Liberia, enabling the United States government to consider scaling back the number of Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) it is building in the country. But while there is debate among some Liberians about how many new facilities are still needed, those building them are determined to "keep the accelerator... down until Ebola is gone from Liberia." AllAfrica's Boakai Fofana reports from Buchanan on the opening of the read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 9:42World Bank, Govt Sign U.S.$115 Million Grant Deal[Observer]The World Bank Group and the Government of Liberian (GOL) have signed a US$115 million additional financing grant in support of the Ebola Emergency Response Project (EERP) for Liberia. The money will go directly to the health sector in support of Liberia's model of scaling up community care centers (CCCs), social mobilization and active case search. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 9:40MSF to Close Operations at Ebola Epicenter[New Dawn]The French medical charity Medicines Sans Frontiers or Doctors Without Borders has said that the CMC in Foya, Lofa County has not recorded new admissions in the past 10 days, and since 30 October there have been no confirmed Ebola cases. MSF further disclosed that its teams are now reducing CMC capacity from 25 to 10 beds and may eventually close down by end of November. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:41Journalists Pile On to Bash Ebola-Fighting Doctor[allAfrica]Washington, DC -This is a story about an American physician many in Liberia regard as a hero. It is about his volunteer group, called Heartt – Health Education and Relief through Teaching – which has helped train hundreds of medical professionals who built a post-conflict health system that enabled impoverished Liberia to lead Africa in reducing deaths of children under five. read more...
Saturday, 11-22-14, 21:05Ebola Hampers HIV/Aids Care[IRIN]Monrovia/Dakar -Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients. read more...

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