As Liberia celebrates World Mental Health Day on October 10, Dr. Jerry Brown, the acting chief executive officer of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, says health authorities should educate the public on the prevalence of mental illnesses.
The secretary general of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association is calling on President George Weah to immediately dismiss Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah.
After reports emerged of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Sierra Leone, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia says it is monitoring the situation.
Authorities in Sierra Leone have banned the entry of animals, especially goats and sheep, from Guinea and Liberia.
The recent appointment of Sai Wata Camanor as the chief medical officer of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has been marred by controversy.
Dr. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s chief medical officer, has made an appeal to the World Health Organization help the country address a financial gap he says the country’s health sector is faced with.
The National Aids Commission, in partnership with the Margibi County Health Team, has trained peer educators who will conduct one-on-one community awareness to encourage the youth to get tested.
In the wake of rumors circulating in the public of two cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the country, health authorities have dismissed the reports.