In a bid to strengthen the capacity of its staff and partners, and to provide essential information about its Menstrual Hygiene Program, WaterAid has conducted a week-long Training on Menstrual Hygiene Management. The exercise recently held in Nigeria is intended to ensure a robust training, awareness and advocacy on Menstrual Hygiene Management across West Africa.
Topic: Health & Lifestyle
A technical working group has been established by the Government of Liberia and partners at the just ended WASH BAT workshop in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. The working group was formed at the end of a 3-Day workshop organized by the Government of Liberia and UNICEF. The three-day gathering was aimed at addressing bottlenecks in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector of Liberia.
The 40th Annual General Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Physicians has ended in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, with a commitment to assist countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak to rebuild their health system. In a communiqué, the College has also agreed to assist governments and stake holders in the sub region to conduct research on infectious diseases. The college among other things, has at the same time agreed to provide high quality training of medical specialists of international standards capable of meeting the health needs of the region.
The government and people of Sierra Leone will observe 3 minutes of Silence Monday, November 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of the end of Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO said a total of 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in 11,310, deaths.
Villagers in food-deficit districts affected by erratic rains induced by the El Nino phenomenon, are adopting various measures to preserve their scant harvest and keep their food bills in check, including skipping meals and reducing food portions. The daily struggle to keep hunger at bay is placing an additional burden on the shoulders of women in famine-ravaged rural areas who are forced to take up more work in addition to their traditional household responsibilities, to secure food for daily needs. A 34-year-old expectant mother of three Sekesai Sande, of Foothills farm 12 kilometres from Bindura town, is among 150 villagers who have embarked on vegetable farming both for household consumption and to earn a small income for other needs.