Bentoe Tehoungue, Director of Family Health at Liberia’s Ministry of Health, sent out an email recently calling for help in facing the COVID-19 pandemic. “Please consider this communication as an SOS call from Liberia,” she wrote. Her primary request wasn’t for ventilators, PPE, or even oxygen to respond to the spread of the coronavirus, it was a call for light and electricity.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only exposing glaring deficiencies in fragile health systems— Liberia has less than a handful of working ventilators—it is threatening to erode hard-earned gains in maternal-child health (MCH). Read More here.
A three-man delegation from the European Union (EU) led by Yannis Tzartas, Head of Section and Education; and accompanied by Giorgio Kirchmayr, Program Manager for Infrastructures and Gerald Fuller, Project Officer for Infrastructures, were warmly welcomed by beneficiaries of the EU funded Light Up Liberia (LUL) program in Gbarpolu County on Wednesday July 17, 2019. Read More here.
Lonestar Cell MTN customers struggling to electrify their homes in seven counties (Montserrado, Bong, Gbarpolu, Lofa, Sinoe, Margibi and Nimba) can now enjoy reliable and affordable solar electricity thanks to the efforts of the European Union-funded Light Up Liberia Program being implemented by Mercy Corps. Read More here.
The Ministry of Health in partnership with We Care Solar has ended a one-day symposium aimed at sensitizing health workers on the importance of ensuring that expected mothers bring forth their babies in a lighted room. This is under a program called ‘Light Every Birth Initiative.’ Read More here.