Sandra Tumwesigye

CDC, IOM Train Bureau Of Immigration Officers

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have begun training 25 officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in Intense Border Screening.

The training is intended to intensify the screening process of people coming into Liberia, especially from Guinea, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.

Speaking over the weekend at the start of the joint Training of Trainers workshop in Monrovia, BIN Commissioner Cllr.Lemuel Reeves admonished his officers to make use of the training.

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IOM Calls For Alertness And Surveillance At Borders

The Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration in Liberia, Mr. Sortino Salvatore, has called for high level of alertness and surveillance at the borders of Liberia.

Addressing a news conference at the IOM office in Monrovia at the weekend, Mr. Salvatore said the Ebola response in Liberia is at a major turning point, and as such, there is a need to keep alert and surveillance at the various crossing points.

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IOM Fights Ebola In Liberia Hotspots

“Working with the health system to bring in cases quicker and bring care closer is the final piece of Ebola control, in addition to social mobilization”

Since the beginning of November, new and confirmed cases of Ebola have been declining in Liberia, with 10-20 cases reported daily. But Grand Bassa County remains a transmission hotspot. In the first half of November, Buchanan’s district recorded 17 new cases, including two health workers.


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IOM Opens Ebola Treatment Unit In Grand Cape Mount, Liberia

On Monday (29/12) IOM opened the first Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Sinje, Liberia. The ETU brings clinical care closer to Ebola patients in Grand Cape Mount County, where active transmission persists in hotspots such as Tewor, Porkpa and Gola Konneh districts. This treatment facility is one of three USAID-supported Ebola treatment units managed by IOM including others in Tubmanburg, Bomi County and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

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Celebrating International Migrant’s Day In Liberia

To mark this year’s International Migrant’s day, IOM partnered with the Liberia Ministry of Justice and Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization to host a multicultural event at the University of Liberia park in Monrovia. The outdoor event included a photo exhibition and musical performances from migrant’s communities representing Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Nigeria and India with the aim of celebrating migrants and sharing their stories.

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