- Search Results
RUCEP Carries Out Cross Border Surveillance In Lofa
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2016

Lofa County Flag




RUCEP Carries Out Cross Border Surveillance In Lofa

By Gabriel T. Bundor, LINA Lofa County Intern Correspondent


VOINJAMA, March 17 (LINA) – The Rural Community Empowerment Project (RUCEP), a local non-governmental organization based in Lofa County, has begun implementing a five-month “Community Event Based Surveillance” project costing over US$90,000 in three health districts in the county.

The project, which is being funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will be implemented in Salayea, Zorzor and Voinjama districts.

Making the disclosure to the Liberia News Agency recently, RUCEP Executive Director James Fayia said his institution has trained about 220 General Community Health Volunteers (GCHVs) to work in 220 communities in the three districts.

Fayia explained that the project will focus on cross-border surveillance of Ebola and other diseases.

Meanwhile, the Director of Community Health Services at the Health Ministry Lofa County branch, Tamba Boimah, has pointed out that the project will also provide basic health services for communities that are far away from health facilities, engage in health promotion and group monitoring to recommend to health authorities those who are sick for rapid response.

For his part, the Senior Project Officer for RUCEP, Wegie G. Morris is urging residents of the three districts to work closely with the GCHVs for the success of the project.

The three months project is expected to end in June 2016.



latest headlines
Bishop Wants Youth Remain Steadfast In ‘The Things Of God’
The Founder and Bishop of the Faith and Victory Church. on the Somalia Drive, Dr. Michael A. Cooper, is urging youth in the country to maintain ...more
Three Get 15Years; One 24 Years For Armed Robbery, Murder
The Presiding Judge of Criminal Court “B” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Geevon Smith, has sentenced three men to 15 years imprisonmen ...more
MOH Official Wants Journalists Harp On Immunization
An official of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) at the Ministry of Health has called on local journalists to help create awareness on t ...more
For Smuggling Arms To Liberia, Guus Kouwenhoven Gets 19 Years
An international timber trader who used his business as cover to smuggle weapons into West Africa in defiance of a United Nations arms embargo ha ...more
West Africa Telecom Body To Hold Annual Meeting In Monrovia
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) will host the general annual meeting of member states of the West African Telecommunications Regul ...more
Global Fund Boss Slate 2-Day Visit To Liberia
The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Dr. Mark R. Dybul, will be visiting Liberia from April ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency