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Hailing the return of health workers

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Hailing the return of health workers

Liberian health workers are fully back at health facilities, despite the inability of the government to meet its financial obligations to them. Their return also followed numerous appeals from a number of high profile individuals and institutions, including the World Health Organization or WHO. The government had earlier promised to pay health workers hazard salaries and death benefits, beginning September this, but to no avail.

 

Dec 16, 2014: High Voter’s Apathy Possible

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Dec 16, 2014: High Voter’s Apathy Possible

Whether or not the deadly Ebola virus disease is eradicated, there is an uncompromising possibility for the holding of the Mid Term Senatorial Election in Liberia before the end of the year. Even though the National Elections Commission or NEC is continuing its consultations with electoral stakeholders in the country, indications are that its recommended date of December 16, 2014 for the conduct of the election will indeed stand.

 

The long-term cure for Ebola: An investment in health systems

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The long-term cure for Ebola: An investment in health systems

As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the victims we need to ask how it happened in the first place and, more pressingly, how we can prevent it from happening again.

 

Health Crisis: re-engaged health workers, not threats

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Health Crisis: re-engaged health workers, not threats

Amid the Ebola epidemic in the country, most Liberian health workers have embarked on a strike action as a result of the inability of the Government of Liberia to actualize its commitment. The government had earlier promised to pay health workers hazard salaries and death benefits, beginning September this, but to no avail.

 

Senatorial Elections: Only an acceptable and realistic common ground

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Senatorial Elections: Only an acceptable and realistic common ground

It may appear as if the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Liberian Government are at variance over the issue of this year’s Midterm Senatorial Elections, already scheduled for October 14. Liberian Chief Executive Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, acting in consonance with the powers vested in her by the 1986 Liberian Constitution and Declaration of the State of Emergency, on October 4, 2014, issued a Proclamation indefinitely suspending the holding of the October 14, 2014 Mid-Term Senatorial Elections, following a communication to the Legislature.

 
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