Daily media Summary (30-10-2019)







Today’s News Summary highlights stories about theGov’t. Committing itself to Paying Salaries of Civil Servants;VP Taylor to participate in high level panel discussion at 11th World Health Summit; ‘Creating Enabling Environment for Development will Accelerate Achievement of SDGs,’ Amb. Kemayah tells United Nations as well as news of an alarming rate of killings by Cancer disease in Liberia, with 269 persons affected yearly.



VP Taylor To participate In High Level Panel Discussion At 11th World Health Summit

Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor has arrived in Berlin, Germany, to participate in a High Level Panel discussion at the 11th World Health summit Scheduled for October 27th to 29th, 219. The World Health Summit according to a dispatch from Germany is the most renowned forum which ushers in the convergence of participants from science, Politics, the private sector and civil society. According to The News newspaper, this year’s summit will feature more than 50 ministers of Health from around the world, prominent political leaders and distinguished personalities in the area of science and technology.

Related Caption: VP Taylor Attends World Health Summit (New Democrat newspaper)

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‘Creating Enabling Environment for Development , will Accelerate Achievement of SDGs’ Amb. Kemayah tells United Nations


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. says an enabling international environment for development is required for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. According to Kemayah, an enabling environment will facilitate the necessary means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as domestic resource mobilization.Amb. Kemayah was speaking recently when he addressed the Plenary of the United Nations Economic and Financial-The Second (2nd) Committee during the Main Part of its work for the Seventy-fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly (74th UNGA), the Daily Observer newspaper writes. 

ECOWAS Deliberate on IHL in Monrovia


Global human rights campaigners and Activists, especially those against violent conflicts, have turned their focus to Liberia this week as delegates from English-speaking countries in West Africa convene in Monrovia to deliberate on the prospects and challenges of the domestication and implementation of International Humanitarian Laws (IHL). According to the Daily Observer newspaper, the two-day event, which opened Monday, October 28, is known as Peer-to-Peer Exchange Meeting of Active National Committees from across the region. It is being held under the auspices of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) and the Liberian IHL Committee, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Liberia Office.

Gov’t. Committed To Paying Salaries Executive Mansion Assures

The Executive Mansion has assured the Government of Liberia’s commitment to paying employees’ salaries and improving the livelihoods of all Liberians regardless of their political affiliations. Making the disclosure yesterday during the Executive Mansion regular press briefing Presidential press secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh said that the salary delays being experienced under President George Weah’s administration is not deliberate.  According to Mr. Kelgbeh the government is making frantic effort in meeting the dreams and aspiration of its people as well as restoring peace and stability to the state and reviving the struggling economy, the Daily Observer newspaper writes. 

Cancer Kills 269 Yearly in Liberia


About 366 cancer cases are recorded in Liberia yearly with 269 fatality rate recorded in the same period health authorities have said. Breast Cancer alone accounts for 160 deaths yearly from 2014-2019.  “We have collected 1,121 cases of cancer from just few hospitals in the county”, Florence Yahmquee Kiatamba, National Cancer Coordinator at the Ministry of Health said. From our data collected, breast cancer is more prevalent in the country and due to the stigmatization issue most of our people suffering from breast cancer are afraid to go for checkup or treatment’’, the New Democratnewspaper asserts.