United States Donates More Than 300,000 Vaccines to Liberia

U.S. Embassy Monrovia announces the donation by the United States Government of 302,400 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally …

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U.S. Embassy Monrovia Congratulates Liberia on 174th Independence Day

Friends, It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate all Liberians on your 174th Independence Day! The United States and Liberia have much in common, including celebrating the independence of our longstanding, vibrant democracies just weeks apart. In a separate message, President Biden has expressed his own congratulations to the Liberian people: “The United States-Liberia relationship …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits Kakata to Talk Health, Education

On June 16, 2021, the International Day of the African Child and the start of a bed net distribution campaign to prevent malaria infections throughout the 15 counties, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited USAID health and education programs in Kakata, Margibi County. Ambassador McCarthy first visited Sackie Gbomoh Public School, which receives support from the U.S. Government …

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Amb McCarthy Visits Self-Help Grantee Look to Jesus Medical Clinic

On May 12, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited the Look to Jesus Medical & Laboratory Clinic in the 72nd Community of Monrovia.  The owner of the clinic, Ms. Helen M. Bongay, received a grant from the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund last year.  The grant helped expand and improve the clinic’s obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) ward, which …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits NPHIL Complex and Liberia Chimp Rescue and Protection

On May 5, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and Deputy Chief of Mission Alyson Grunder visited the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) complex in Margibi County, formerly known as Liberia Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR).  The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) currently shares diagnostic and office space in the complex.  In addition, Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection , a non-governmental organization …

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Joining Together to Preserve Providence Island: U.S. and Liberia Sign Joint Statement

On Friday, April 30, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy joined Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism Ledgerhood Rennie, National Traditional Council Chief Zanzan Karwor, and Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs Deweh Gray at Providence Island to announce a U.S.-Liberian collaborative initiative on preservation of the historic venue and development of recommendations for …

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President Weah joins Ambassador McCarthy in Celebrating the Close of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact

On Wednesday, April 29,  Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined His Excellency President George Manneh Weah, Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) CEO Monie Captan, and the Board of MCA-L in celebrating the close of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact at the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant.  The $257 million Compact aimed to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty in Liberia by addressing the inadequate access to reliable and affordable electricity …

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Ambassador McCarthy Delivers Keynote Address at Medical Student Event

On Saturday, April 24, Ambassador Michael McCarthy delivered the keynote address at the Liberia Medical Students’ Association (LMSA) 48th Inauguration Ceremony. The event took place at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMDCM). He was joined by University of Liberia President Dr. Julius Nelson, Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Bernice Dahn, AMCDCM Dean Dr. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits University of Liberia, Presents Forestry Book Donation

On Wednesday, April 21, Ambassador Michael McCarthy met with University of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. on the Capitol Hill campus.  They discussed the long-standing relationship UL has with the U.S. Embassy as well as UL partnerships with a number of U.S. universities and colleges. The U.S. Embassy Monrovia regularly facilitates opportunities …

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Ambassador McCarthy Dedicates New LEC Customer Service Center

On April 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy participated in a dedication ceremony for the new Liberia Electric Corporation (LEC) Customer Service Center in Waterside, Monrovia. When the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact with the Government of Liberia was launched in 2016, a major goal was to ensure that Compact investments would benefit women economically. Female …

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The Liberian National Security Agency opens new U.S. Government-funded HQ

On April 2, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined Minister of State Nathaniel McGill, National Security Agency Director James Pearson II, and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the brand-new headquarters of the Liberian National Security Agency. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ambassador McCarthy remarked, “One of the lessons that has repeatedly been underscored is the …

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U.S., EU, and French Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to ArcelorMittal Facilities

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy, EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse, and French Ambassador Michaël Roux toured ArcelorMittal mining and port facilities on March 24, 2021.  Welcomed by ArcelorMittal Liberia Chief Executive Officer Scott Lowe, the three ambassadors had the opportunity to visit the mine operations near Yekepa and view the ArcelorMittal-renovated rail and port facilities from the …

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Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Ministry of Health

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy handed over COVID-19 laboratory testing supplies to the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project, through funding from USAID, is supporting the Government of Liberia to accelerate COVID-19 detection efforts by …

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Ambassador McCarthy’s Remarks for International Women’s Day

Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined President Weah, Government of Liberia ministers, and other members of the international community at the National Observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021.  He spoke about the importance of gender equality and access to education for girls as well as the need to put an end to sexual- and …

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Ambassador McCarthy Welcomes First COVAX Shipment

On Friday, March 5, 2021, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, donated through COVAX, arrived in Liberia.  Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy joined dignitaries from the Missions of the European Union, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, and France, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator at Roberts International Airport to welcome the shipment.  Ambassador McCarthy gave remarks along …

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Ambassador McCarthy Signs the Greening Diplomacy Initiative Pledge

On March 3, 2021, World Wildlife Day, Ambassador Michael McCarthy signed the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge to commit to sustainability, energy efficiency, and conservation.  Members of the Embassy’s Green Team joined to show their support. By signing the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge, Ambassador McCarthy promises to enhance the energy security and environmental performance of the …

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U.S. and EU Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to APM Terminals Liberia

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy and EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse met at the Freeport of Monrovia today to visit APM Terminals Liberia, a subsidiary of the Danish shipping giant Maersk A/S.  Welcomed by APM Terminals Liberia Managing Director George Adjei, the two Ambassadors had the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art port infrastructure that APM Terminals has …

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Ambassador McCarthy Stresses Importance of Agriculture to Liberia’s Development

Pledging U.S. support, Ambassador Michael McCarthy said he is convinced that Liberians “can build an agriculture sector that provides the basis for Liberia’s success on its journey to self-reliance.”  Ambassador McCarthy spoke at the opening of the National Agriculture Fair in Suakoko, Bong County last Friday, February 12. He noted that support for the agriculture …

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Ambassador McCarthy Joins the Moving Forward Together Radio Program

On February 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy took part in the Moving Forward Together program on ECOWAS Radio 91.5 FM.  Moving Forward Together, hosted by Sayou Tequah, showcases how Americans and Liberians are working together to achieve shared goals.  Every week, Sayou discusses a different topic and listeners call in to share their own perspectives and ask questions. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over 430 Nursing and Midwifery Textbooks

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy handed over 430 new, up-to-date nursing and midwifery textbooks to the Liberia Board of Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM). The Ambassador’s first public event since his arrival in Liberia demonstrates the value the U.S. Government places on healthcare and critical front-line workers such as nurses and midwives. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Presents Credentials to President Weah

On Friday, January 22, 2021, His Excellency, President George M. Weah, received the credentials of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Michael A. McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador McCarthy thanked President Weah for his gracious letter to U.S. President Joseph R. Biden expressing congratulations on his inauguration, noting it was one …

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