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Liberia's New Multi-Purpose Complex Constructed By NASSCORP Now Open (PHOTOS) Tags: Liberia News Developments NASSCORP

MONROVIA, LIBERIA. The National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) on Friday, June 6, 2014 dedicated its multi-purpose commercial complex located at the ELWA junction as a component of its investment portfolio; this building is now open to the general public.

The 11-million multi-purpose complex has given a mammoth face-lift to the ELWA junction and brought a new ideal and flavor in the construction landscape of the country. 

Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf performed the dedication of the commercial complex. Members of the national legislature, the cabinet, members of the diplomatic corps, among others, also attended the ceremony.

FINAL project

When it was underconstruction

Building from ground UP

Source: NASSCORP

Snail Eating Prohibited In Ivory Coast Tags: Ivory Coast News West Africa

The director of the health district Lakota in the center-west of Côte d'Ivoire (LOH region Djiboua), Seydou Ouattara, invited last Wednesday, the people of the locality, to stop the consumption of snail and more than other prohibited by the Ivorian government to prevent the outbreak of Ebola animals. According to Ouattara Seydou, the snail is well positioned to transmit Ebola and other microbes, explaining that this mollusc "drags his flesh everywhere 

An outbreak of Ebola, triggered in February and confirmed in March outbreak in Guinea, a country neighboring Côte d'Ivoire, with 208 cases reported to date, including 136 deaths, do you remember. Faced with the threat, the Ivorian authorities arrested prevention measures including a ban on hunting and eating game, including rodents and bats.

Source: ivoireweb

Niger strives to lower maternal mortality Tags: Niger News Women

TAHOUA - With the world's highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers are often barely past puberty, having a baby in impoverished Niger can be tantamount to a death sentence.

The West African state and humanitarian groups have worked to slash both birth and maternal mortality rates, but despite strides results are not good enough, the UN warned this week.

"Every two hours, a Niger woman dies from complications linked to pregnancy or childbirth," deplored Monique Clesca, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) representative in the country.

Some 3,000 people, mainly women, gathered in the western city of Tahoua as part of a new push to rein in the birth rate and reduce maternal mortality.

"Dying while giving life is a social injustice," railed Malika Issoufou, wife of Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, while visiting women suffering from gynaecological complications in the Tahoua hospital.

The trend has not been easy to buck in a culture that encourages early marriage, big families and pregnancies in quick succession, and where some clerics in mainly Muslim Niger have blasted contraception as against Islam and "dictated by white people from the West".

"The more kids you have, the more you're worth," said Clesca, describing traditional views. "When girls marry, they're under pressure to prove they're fertile within the first year."

This has left landlocked Niger, where more than 60 percent live below the poverty line, with the highest birth rate in the world, an average of 7.6 children per woman, official figures show.

In 2006, Niger made all pre-natal care free of charge, as well as birth by Caesarian, which up to then was prohibitively expensive. Contraceptive products are also distributed at no charge.

"Ten years ago, no one dared broach demographic questions. Now, everyone is talking about them, starting with the government, the president," said Isselmou Boukhary, Niger's deputy representative for the UN children's fund, UNICEF.

Even if the situation remains "quite worrisome", it's slowly improving, Boukhary told AFP.

With 535 mothers dying for every 100,000 live births -- meaning one woman for every 186 viable births, Niger is among the world's top 15 countries with the worst maternal mortality.

Yet the situation has improved since 2006, when 648 women died for every 100,000 births, according to Niger's health ministry.

During the same period, contraceptive use has gone from five to 12 percent, the ministry said.

A tradition of early marriage has not helped. Nearly 80 percent of Niger women are wed by the time they reach 18 and 40 percent before the age of 15, making complications frequent.

"At this age, the body is still fragile and not ready for maternity," said Yahaya Mani, a doctor working in the Niger countryside.

Official records bear this out, according to the UN which said a third of maternal deaths are among girls 15 to 19.

"The parents know the risks. But they prefer to marry their girls off early rather than risking a pregnancy outside marriage, which would damage the family's honour," said Clesca.

After the first baby others follow quickly, giving Niger one of the world's top population growth rates at 3.9 percent per year, according to official figures.

Young mothers often have "one baby on the breast, one on their back and another at their feet," which can leave them weak, said a humanitarian source.

High-risk pregnancies among older women are also abundant, along with a shortage of proper birthing facilities.

"The closest centre is often five kilometres (three miles) away. And by the time they find a cart to get there, it's often too late," said Doctor Mani.

Health ministry official Gali Asma said 80 percent of Niger's maternal deaths occur outside proper health facilities, and yet 70 percent of Niger women give birth at home with traditional midwives.

Some men still oppose their wives receiving prenatal care, and national family planning campaigns have particularly annoyed Islamic radicals and fundamentalists, whose numbers have grown in this country bordering Mali and Nigeria where Islamic militant activity has intensified.

They say it goes against the teachings of Allah and is part of a "Western attempt to stop births" in Niger.

The government, however, defends the drive as critical for Niger's future.

From three million in 1980, the population has hit more than 17 million today and, if nothing is done, could soar to 40 million by 2050, officials say, a level a country subject to drought, food shortages and malnutrition could never sustain.

Source: AFP

Am I African because I'm black or because I live in Africa? (VIDEO) Tags: News Africa Interviews Videos South Africa

Many will debate that the term African belongs to the black people, because all back people come from Africa - and other will counter that argument by saying that it does not matter what the colour of your skin is, as long as you were born and brought up in Africa and contributed to the economy.

Refiloe Lepere, the Content Producer of Sowetan LIVE and Sundayworld websites, says that the term 'African' is very loosely used and the true Africans are very generous with the term, dishing it out to everyone who want to call themselves African.

Lepere adds that being African is a simple fact. A black person no-matter where in the world they live is African.

Others in the team begged to differ, saying that whether a person is white, black, Indian; they can still be African because they were born and raised on the continent.

We took to the streets to hear what others had to say about this.

WATCH VIDEO

Source: sowetanlive

Liberia Vows Prosecution for Hiding Ebola Patients Tags: Liberia Sickness West Africa Ebola Ellen Johnson

Liberia's president says anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued the warning on state radio Monday, expressing concern that some patients had been kept in homes and churches instead of receiving medical attention.

Sierra Leone issued a similar warning last week, saying some patients had discharged themselves from hospital and gone into hiding.

Health workers elsewhere in the region have encountered hostility and some have even been attacked.

Liberia's health ministry said Monday the country had recorded 49 deaths caused by Ebola, 26 of which were confirmed by laboratory tests.

The outbreak in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, killing 367 people according to the latest World Health Organization numbers.

Most deaths have been in Guinea where cases were first reported.

DOCUMENT:

My Fellow Liberians,

In awake of a renewed outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia, this has KILLED so many people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and still poses a threat including health workers. To date in Liberia 70 people have contracted this deadly disease while 46 of our compatriots have died. These numbers will rise if we do not listen to the advice from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Partners. I call on all Liberians to now see the Ebola Epidemic as a national public health emergency.

For those who do not believe that Ebola exists in Liberia, I want to inform all Liberians in this public manner that the disease is REAL and is in our country killing people. It is as I speak, taking the lives of our citizens in Lofa, Montserrado, and now Margibi County.

Ebola spreads through physical contact with a victim of the disease. The virus also spreads through: sweat, saliva, blood, by touching the vomit or urine of somebody who is sick with Ebola.
These deaths are mostly due to denial, touching dead bodies or participating in Burial Ceremonies. Avoid touching dead bodies or body fluids or materials of infected Ebola persons. Avoid direct physical contact, such as handshakes, kissing and direct contact with body fluids of infected or dead persons or animals.

Major issues confronting the response teams include but not limited to keeping sick people in healing centers, prayer homes and other non medical centers. These practices create public health hazards to families, neighbourhoods and other innocent people. It is illegal under our public health law to expose the people to health hazard such as Ebola. Let this warning go out, anyone found or reported to be holding suspected Ebola cases in homes or prayer house will be prosecuted under the laws of Liberia.

The Government of Liberia and Partners have done this much: training of health workers; community health volunteers; established treatment centers in JFK, ELWA, Foya and Firestone Hospitals; established Ebola testing center; social mobilization and psychosocial support; improved surveillance system and contact tracing. We will continue to do more. I call on you my fellow citizens to protect yourself, protect your family, and protect your community from this deadly Ebola virus, by taking all necessary precautions.

Symptoms of Ebola typically include: weakness, fever, headaches, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain. Additional signs include rash, red eyes, internal and external bleeding, chest pain, and sore throat.

As the number of cases and deaths of Ebola Virus Disease continues to rise in our sub region, we are all gravely concerned by the rate at which this cross border transmission is taking place. Drastic action is indeed needed on all fronts to immediately stop this spread.

This can only be achieved through a robust and incisive response in fighting this spread.

I call on all our Nationals and County leaders, traditional and religious leaders, civil society, international partners, and all citizens to join hands in fighting this disease.
With God on our side, Liberia will win the fight against Ebola!

I thank you.

Source: AP

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