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SOS Children’s Villages Liberia partners with US Center for Disease Control and Montserrado County Health Team to provide refresher training on infectious disease prevention and control to healthcare workers.

SOS Children’s Villages Liberia partners with US Center for Disease Control and Montserrado County Health Team to provide refresher training on infectious disease prevention and control to healthcare workers.

The training focused on 4 strategic areas – effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, patients flow, and laboratory strengthening. The partnership aimed at reducing the risk of healthcare workers contracting coronavirus as…
Anxiety and coping with the pandemic

Anxiety and coping with the pandemic

In Liberia, schools have been closed for several weeks now and children of all ages are at home now due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving SOS mothers no other choice but having to combine doing…
SOS Liberia Collaborates with MoGCSP to build the capacity of 40 social workers for effective social work and psycho-social support to vulnerable children during the COVID-19 outbreak.

SOS Liberia Collaborates with MoGCSP to build the capacity of 40 social workers for effective social work and psycho-social support to vulnerable children during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As the corona virus outbreak has progressed from an isolated epidemic to a globe-spanning pandemic, SOS Liberia is collaborating with the Ministry of Gender Children Social Protection (MoGCSP) and other partners to contain the spread…

Joining Forces to combat corona virus

SOS Liberia, Plan & Save the children: Joining forces to help Liberia government combat coronavirus
How to speak to your child about the coronavirus

How to speak to your child about the coronavirus

Many young people are worried about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Concerned parents and caregivers want to know how to inform their children without frightening them. SOS Children’s Villages Austria runs a national hotline for children,…
Malaria and Cholera caused by Contaminated Water Taking Lives in Liberia’s Slums

Malaria and Cholera caused by Contaminated Water Taking Lives in Liberia’s Slums

“Well water is unpurified and unclean, just like the rain water. Dirty water breed mosquito which causes malaria and cholera,” Dr. Lewis noted.   Eighteen percent of deaths in Liberia slum communities are related to…
SOS Liberia supports community initiatives to promote integration and development  

SOS Liberia supports community initiatives to promote integration and development  

Monrovia, Liberia – August 19, 2019-SOS Children’s Village Monrovia, together with youth of Matadi organized Football six weeks Tournament for youth of Matadi. The tournament is an annual event which has been going on for…
Supporting A Resilient Healthcare Delivery: SOS Children’s Villages Liberia launched Hospital On the Wheel Project to provide healthcare for less fortunate

Supporting A Resilient Healthcare Delivery: SOS Children’s Villages Liberia launched Hospital On the Wheel Project to provide healthcare for less fortunate

MONROVIA, August 5, 2019-SOS Children’s Villages Liberia on Thursday launched its first Community-Based Health Outreach program known as Hospital on the wheel (HOW) project. The project seeks to benefit over 11,000 less fortunate. The goal…
Working beyond just services

Working beyond just services

“We know more about the young people living in SOS family care, because this is where we grew up. We know their challenges and where they come from so we know how to deal with…
Beyond Ebola – Health workers on the frontline

Beyond Ebola – Health workers on the frontline

It has been three years since the end of the Ebola outbreak that spread across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in West Africa between 2014 and 2016, claiming the lives of more than 11,000 people…