Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder at 2018 U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder July 4, 2018 Welcome and Happy Fourth of July!  Today we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the vote in 1776 by the Continental Congress to declare our independence from Great Britain.  It is my pleasure to extend greetings from President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the people ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine

(Monrovia, May 22, 2018) — U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder visited the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMD) today as part of a high-level visit to observe a new eLearning platform implemented by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  Ambassador ...
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Health Projects Dedicated in Robertsport, Tubmanburg

(Monrovia) — On May 17, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder visited government hospital projects in Robertsport and Tubmanburg. The projects, with support from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include significant water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure (WASH) improvements at St. Timothy and Liberia Government Hospitals in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi ...
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U.S. Department of Energy and Liberia’s Lands, Mines & Energy Ministry Host International Nuclear Safeguards Workshop

(Monrovia, May 21, 2018) — The United States Department of Energy and Liberia’s Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy are co-hosting a four-day workshop on international nuclear safeguards in Monrovia from May 21-24. Liberia took the historic step of signing a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in ...
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Regional Exercise to Include Helicopter Landing at U.S. Embassy

Media Note (Monrovia, March 22, 2018) — A U.S. navy helicopter participating in Exercise Obangame Express 2018 will be landing at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia on March 24.  Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime security, and information-sharing practices to enhance the ...
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Security Council Press Statement on Elections in Liberia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan): The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and Government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations and the media, for the peaceful conduct of the 26 December 2017 presidential runoff election.  They congratulated the two candidates for the ...
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Statement by the White House Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Liberia

The United States congratulates the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential runoff election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.  This is Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in decades, and represents a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy. The United States commends ...
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Road to GES Liberia Promotes Creative Enterprises

(Monrovia, November 27, 2017) — The U.S. Embassy Monrovia, in partnership with Accountability Lab Liberia, organized a “Road to GES” event today to recognize and support the creative industries in Liberia and highlight the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which will take place November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India.  The theme of the Summit is “Women First, ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Liberia’s Electoral Process

(Monrovia, November 15, 2017) — The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia was inspired by 1.5 million Liberians who expressed their commitment to and faith in democracy by voting in the October 10 elections.  The U.S. Embassy underscores the importance of a peaceful transfer of power to a new democratically-elected president in January, as reflected in Liberia’s ...
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USAID Reaffirms Support for President Young Professional Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) to support the recruitment, training, and mentoring of qualified young Liberian professionals to assume key positions in the Liberian Civil Service. The grant also aims at building the capacity of young Liberians to promote good ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Statement for the 2017 Liberian Elections

(Monrovia, October 6, 2017) — On October 10, Liberians will vote for a new President and for Members of the House of Representatives.  The ballot begins a historic process toward the first peaceful transfer of power in Liberia from one democratically elected head of state to another since 1944.  The United States applauds Liberia’s successes ...
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Liberia and the United States Break Ground on New Public Health Facility

(Monrovia, October 5, 2017) – Today in Congo Town, Liberia, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and U.S. Department of Defense Biosafety and Biosecurity Program marked the beginning of construction of a new facility which will serve as the headquarters of two new public health facilities that will enhance Liberia’s ability to diagnose ...
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Remarks by Dr. Thomas E. Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, at Press Conference

For Immediate Release Remarks by Dr. Thomas E. Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, at Joint Press Conference with Liberia’s Minister of Health Dr. Bernice Dahn VIP Lounge, Roberts International Airport; May 17, 2017 (As prepared, not as delivered) Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Price, and I have the honor of serving as the Secretary ...
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U.S. Embassy Officials to Meet with Presidential Aspirants

(Monrovia, May 5, 2017) — We congratulate the Government and people of Liberia for their vibrant democracy and their successful voter registration process.  We are initiating a series of private discussions with presidential aspirants of political parties who wish to engage with the U.S. Embassy.  The first dialogue took place today with Cllr. Dr. Jallah ...
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Liberia Expands Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Study

Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) Liberia – U.S. Joint Clinical Research Partnership PREVAIL V/PREVAC Vaccine Study PRESS RELEASE Liberia Expands Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Study   For Immediate Release Monrovia: Monday, April 3, 2017– The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia, PREVAIL, announced today the expansion of the Ebola vaccine study ...
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Clinical Training Course in Liberia Boosts Biopreparedness Efforts in West Africa

(Monrovia, March 27, 2017) — The Joint West Africa Research Group (JWARG) today begins a week-long clinical course in tropical and emerging infectious diseases for clinicians and lab professionals in Monrovia, Liberia. This training will help strengthen clinical skills needed to enhance research capability in West Africa. The 2014 Ebola epidemic highlighted gaps in local ...
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USAID and Government of Liberia Launch New ICT Support Project

For Immediate Release Monrovia, March 22, 2017   Monrovia, Liberia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GoL), today launched the USAID Digital Liberia and e-Government Project in Monrovia. In support of the GoL’s e-Government Strategy, the Digital Liberia and e-Government Project will improve the GoL’s ...
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Thousands of Out-of-School Liberian Children to Benefit from New USAID Activity

For Immediate Release Monrovia, March 7, 2016 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the award of a $33.9M contract to Education for Development Center for the implementation of USAID’s new Accelerated Quality Education for Liberia (AQE) activity, which focuses on over-age and out-of-school learners whose education was disrupted by the prolonged civil ...
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Media Note: Ambassador’s Trip to Lofa County

Media Note Monrovia, Liberia February 27, 2017 U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder traveled to Lofa County on February 24. During the visit, Ambassador Elder had meetings with County Superintendent George Dunor together with members of the community, as well as regional field office representatives of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The Ambassador also ...
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Achievements in Civil Society Honored at Gala Event

  Five outstanding Liberian civil society leaders were recognized last week during the first ever Liberia Development Awards gala.  Held on January 31, 2017, the ceremony presented awards for outstanding achievements in in health, education, agricultural, business and civil society. Award winners included:  
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Joint Statement from Third U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue

January 10, 2017 The U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue took place on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC to build on the special historical and bilateral ties between the two countries and to convene four working groups focused on:  Overcoming Challenges to Liberia’s Economy, Expanding Agriculture Production and Trade; Enhancing Liberia’s Investment and Infrastructure Climate; and Supporting ...
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U.S. Government Supports Start of Power Generation at Mount Coffee

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield and MCC Deputy CEO Nancy Lee Attend Mt. Coffee Commissioning Ceremony MONROVIA (December 15, 2016) — Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nancy Lee joined Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international partners ...
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U.S. Women’s National Team Coach Highlights Women’s Empowerment

PRESS RELEASE Monrovia, Liberia (November 28, 2016):  The U.S. Embassy Monrovia and the Monrovia Football Academy are holding a four-day sports diplomacy program with Jill Ellis, the U.S. Women’s National Team Coach and 2015 FIFA Coach of the Year, from November 29-December 2.  Ellis will be accompanied by Ashlyn Harris, champion goalkeeper for the U.S. ...
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Liberia Passes Millennium Challenge Corporation Scorecard

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 22, 2016 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) recently released its fiscal year  2017 scorecards  – a key component in the agency’s annual competitive selection process that determines which countries will receive MCC development funds – and Liberia once again passed the scorecard. Liberia passed 10 of the 20 indicators on the ...
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Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Liberia and the United States

International student enrollment in the U.S. tops one million for the first time Students from Liberia increased by 22% to 205 total number in the 2015-16 school year November 18, 2016 – An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Visits Monrovia, MCC Investment in Mount Coffee Rehabilitation

October 25, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Visits Monrovia, MCC’s Investment in Mount Coffee Rehabilitation MONROVIA— Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, Dana J. Hyde, visited Liberia over the last two days, as part of the MCC Powering Africa trip.  CEO Hyde is visiting partner countries where MCC is ...
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PREVAIL Ebola Treatment Study Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

Monrovia, October 13, 2016  – Results from the PREVAIL II clinical trial of ZMapp, an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease (EVD), have been published by an international research team in the October 13th issue of the The New England Journal of Medicine. Overall, ZMapp was safe and well-tolerated, and when delivered along with the ...
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Liberian Girls Attend Let Girls Learn Program in the United States

(Monrovia, October 7, 2016) Today, as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, 22 Liberian girls will travel to the United States to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama.  The 22 girls were selected due to their participation in educational programs supported by the Peace Corps, U.S. Agency ...
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First Post-Ebola, Two-Year Peace Corps Volunteers Prepare to Take Up Assignments in 15 Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Monrovia, August 19, 2016) – From 1962-1990 and 2008-2014 the Peace Corps has proudly placed over 4,000 Volunteers in Liberia. In August 2014, 108 Peace Corps Volunteers were evacuated from high schools, teacher training institutes, and universities in 14 Liberian counties due to the Ebola outbreak. Since then, Peace Corps has been ...
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The United States Remains Committed to Supporting Liberia’s Rebuilding Efforts, Says Senator Edward Markey

(Monrovia, August 15, 2016) – United States Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to helping Liberia consolidate its democratic gains and rebuild its infrastructure and health care system.  Senator Markey spoke in Monrovia last Friday at the end of a three-day visit to Liberia by a United States ...
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United States Congressional Delegation Arrives for Three-Day Visit

(Monrovia, August 10, 2016) – A United States Congressional Delegation arrives in Liberia today on a three-day visit that is expected to include talks with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and senior Liberian government officials.  The delegation includes Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, as well as Representatives Karen Bass of California, and Carolyn Maloney of New ...
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Operation Onward Liberty (OOL) Successfully Concludes Six-Year Engagement

(Monrovia, August 11, 2016) – Operation Onward Liberty (OOL) today concluded its six-year mentoring and advising mission to assist the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in building a professional military that is responsible for the country’s security, that is respectful of rule of law, and that is answerable to civilian authority. The AFL has made ...
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OPIC and International Bank Liberia Limited Sign Commitment to Support Lending in Key Sectors

Monrovia, Liberia (July 25, 2016) – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today signed a commitment letter for a $20 million direct loan to International Bank Liberia Limited (IBLL) to support lending in sectors such as construction, services, manufacturing, agribusiness, hospitality, and transportation. The project seeks to foster jobs and ...
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PREVAIL Launches Study to See Whether Investigational Drug Can Reduce or Eliminate Persistent Ebola Viral RNA in Semen

Monrovia-July 4, 2016: The Liberia-U.S. Clinical Research Partnership known as PREVAIL today announced the start of a new study in male survivors of Ebola at the JFK Medical Center in Sinkor. The study–called PREVAIL IV, or the Persistent Ebola Virus Study—is designed to find out if an investigational drug called GS-5734 can safely get rid ...
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First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Commitments to Adolescent Girls’ Education in Liberia

(Monrovia, June 27, 2016) –First Lady Michelle Obama visited Liberia today to highlight the importance of girls’ education and make new commitments on behalf of the U.S. Government to the Let Girls Learn initiative. While in Liberia, the First Lady met with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who has made the education of girls a cornerstone of ...
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First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to the Republic of Liberia, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Spain for Let Girls Learn

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2016 As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the First Lady will make stops outside Monrovia and in Marrakech to highlight the US Government’s work to help adolescent girls go to school and stay in school; in Madrid, the First Lady will speak to ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Liberia

Embassy Monrovia is happy to announce that Charles Cooper of Cookshop.biz, and Naomi Tulay-Solanke of Community Healthcare Initiative, will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in ...
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Senior State Department Official Promotes Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) at Lab Week

(Monrovia, April 27, 2016) – U.S. Department of State’s Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins is visiting Liberia April 26-29 to participate in a two-day conference celebrating Lab Week.  Ambassador Jenkins will speak about Liberia’s participation in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and will lead a workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity. She ...
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U.S. Office of Technical Assistance and Liberia Launch Joint Anti-Money Laundering Effort

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) today announced the launch of a joint effort with the Government of Liberia to develop the country’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism regime. “The United States Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance has been impressed by the commitment of Liberian counterparts to ...
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