Liberia


Liberia struggles with violence along insecure I Coast border

2015-05-24 12:22

In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier. The attack marked the brutal resumption of a campaign of violence blamed on militants crossing from Liberia.

Liberia churches celebrate end of Ebola

2015-05-10 18:53

Drumbeats have echoed across Liberia's capital as Christian leaders heeded the president's call to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in the country.

US shuts down Ebola treatment centre in Liberia

2015-04-30 21:03

American officials are shutting down a special treatment unit they set up in Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis last year.

Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths - study

2015-04-24 10:17

The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused at least 11 000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers say.

Liberia rebuilds devastated child healthcare system

2015-04-16 13:13

Estella Verdier keeps vigil by her sick four-month-old grandson's hospital bed, praying for his recovery but placing her faith in the earthly healing powers of Liberia's first ever children's hospital.

New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

2015-03-26 07:42

The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading to 22 March, the WHO says.

Official: Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case

2015-03-25 14:32

A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official says, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country’s forst confirmed case in weeks.

Ebola outbreak raises risk of measles in West Africa

2015-03-13 10:02

After struggling to emerge from the Ebola outbreak, West Africa now faces a dangerous wave of measles cases because over-burdened hospitals are unable to keep up with vaccinations, researchers say.

No new Ebola cases in Liberia last week - WHO

2015-03-05 14:26

Ebola-ravaged Liberia has for the first time since May gone a full week without reporting any new confirmed cases of the devastating virus, according to the WHO.

Ebola survivor returns to Africa after recovery

2015-03-03 08:54

An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country of Liberia where she was infected last year.

 

Experts: WHO needs deep reforms after failing on Ebola

2015-05-11 14:52

The WHO has failed to respond adequately to the Ebola epidemic and can win back international trust if it carries out substantial reforms, experts say.

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

2015-05-09 18:23

The UN health agency has declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the "monumental" achievement in the west African country where the virus has killed more than 4 700 people.

West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

2015-04-25 09:22

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often deadly virus on the survivors.

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

Liberia's sole remaining known Ebola patient dies

2015-03-28 09:49

Liberian woman who was the country's sole remaining known Ebola patient has died at a treatment centre in the capital, says Francis Ketteh, acting head of the country's Ebola response team.

Judges reject Charles Taylor call for jail transfer

2015-03-25 20:00

Convicted Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor's request to be transferred from Britain to serve the remainder of a 50-year jail term in Africa has been denied.

Ebola patient dated survivor

2015-03-24 20:35

Liberia's new Ebola patient was dating a survivor, may have been infected during sex.

Ebola death toll tops 10 000

2015-03-13 05:00

More than 10 000 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

African leaders urge 'Marshall Plan' for Ebola recovery

2015-03-03 22:25

The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola have called for more aid to eradicate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels.

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

2015-02-27 21:12

Liberia has started a clinical trial of an experimental Ebola drug and about 1 000 adults and children infected with the virus are taking part in the trial.

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