The IGORCADIA project started in December 2017 and is led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) in collaboration with the NGO Juan Ciudad Foundation (FJC), the Liberian Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) and the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital (SJCH), in Monrovia, where all activities take place. One year on, the project, through its manager Dr. Cristina Munoz catalogs activities conducted in its first year. Continue reading
The IGORCADIA Project, which takes place in Monrovia, Liberia, in collaboration with the public institution “Regulatory Authority of Medicines and Health Products of Liberia” (LMHRA) and the Saint Joseph Catholic Hospital (SJCH), with the support of Juan Ciudad Foundation (FJC), is highly committed to promoting equal opportunities in science and research from a gender perspective among participating institutions. Continue reading
Dr. Cristina Munoz has shared her experience working at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital three months after arriving in Liberia as the head of the IGORCADIA PROJECT. Continue reading
Almost three years ago, shortly after the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, ISGlobal launched a project to build health research capacities in the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital (SJCH) in Monrovia, in collaboration with the Juan Ciudad Foundation. Continue reading
The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research held a meeting in Cape Town (South Africa) last November 13th -14th 2018. Continue reading
A training on Financial Statements Format was organized by the St. Augustine Province of Africa for heads of finance of various centers with the aim of achieving the following: Find solution to financial challenges, work on the control of expenditures, apply procurement procedures and look at the weakness and strengths of the province. Continue reading
Just over one year after its conclusion, the SELeCT project has published its third article resulting from a series of activities aimed at strengthening research capacities in Liberia. The project, that started in February 2016 and ended in August 2017, was funded by the EDCTP and led by ISGlobal – an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation- in collaboration with the Juan Ciudad Foundation and the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital (SJCH) in Monrovia. Continue reading
Improved Governance and Research Capacities in Diagnostic for infectious Diseases (IGORCADIA) of the Liberia Medicines and Health Product Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), afforded the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital through its nursing director Mrs. Christine Tarr-Attia, the opportunity to participate in a three days workshop on GCP-GCLP in Johannesburg, South Africa – June 12-14 2018. Continue reading
Friday July 20, 2018 was a day filled with mixed feelings and a few tears as four long serving staff of the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital were retired. Continue reading
After the Provincial Chapters of the St. Augustine Province-Africa and the St. Richard Pampuri Province in March, 2018 and following the subsequent appointments of the Provincial Counselors, Superiors, Formators and Directors of the two young and dynamic African Provinces, it was agreed that a joint leadership training would be organized for the appointed leaders in Africa before they could start their mandates. Continue reading
Liberia’s First Lady Madam Clar Weah on yesterday visited little Ama Geeplay at the St. Joseph Catholic in Monrovia. Madam Weah’s visit was upon the request of the Ministry of Gender who took up little Ama’s case since her both hands were burned by a family member in January of this year. Continue reading
A new playroom has been turned over to the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital management by Project Liberia Support. The playroom is to be used by children admitted to the pediatric ward for recreation during recovery. Continue reading
A staff of the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital has expressed gratitude to management, after returning from Ghana, where he attended a three day workshop for Hospitals using the Patient Health Information System (PHIS). The training workshop which brought together representatives from all hospitals using PHIS was held in Kumasi, Ghana. Continue reading
The vice president of the Republic of Liberia His Excellency Joseph Nyumah Boakai visited the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital and made some donations in commemoration of his 73rd birthday celebration. Continue reading
A three days workshop was recently concluded at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital by ISGlobal, to mark the close of an eighteen month project titled Strengthening Laboratory Capacities for Clinical Trials on infectious diseases or SELeCT for short. Continue reading
A Team of doctors headed by Doctor Adel Guirguis is on a one week medical mission at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital. Continue reading
The management of the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital headed by Bro. Peter Lansana Dawoh, on Saturday unveiled a monument in honor of the fallen heroes and heroines of the hospital, who lost their lives during the Ebola crisis in 2014. Continue reading
Several construction projects are simultaneously ongoing at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Congo Town, Monrovia. Continue reading
A team of nine doctors headed by Dr. Javier Salmen is currently carrying on surgery for women with Fistula at the St Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia. The team, which consists of both surgeons and gynecologist, arrived on November 25, 2016, and is expected to be in the country for two weeks.
Last month of July, fourteen selected staff members of SJCH, three members of the Liberian Medicines & Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) and one member of the ‘Stella Maris Polytechnic Mother Patern College of Health Sciences’received a four-day training on ‘Good Clinical Practices’ and ‘Good Laboratory Practices’ in biomedical research.The course is part of a European-funded project (SELeCT) that aims to buildinstitutional capacities to conduct clinical trials by training hospital personnel on clinical trial conduct, upgrading laboratory infrastructure, and building community trust in health research. Continue reading
Yesterday, August 2nd, our beloved Brother and Hospital Director Patrick Nshamdze died in ELWA Hospital in Monrovia at age 52, after 23 years of religious proffession.
Br Patrick, born in Cameroon, was tested Ebola positive on July 29, after being sick for two weeks. He had been previously tested on July 18, with a negative result.
All of us who form the family of the Saint Joseph´s Catholic Hospital and the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God ask for your prayers for his soul.
The worst epidemic of ebola in History
The outbreak of ebola in West Africa is the biggest in History, and it is the first time that affects several countries at the same time: Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leona. First cases were detected in January 2014, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared oficially the epidemic in March.
From then on, cases of this disease –with a mortality rate over 90%– had increased, with 518 deaths up to date, which makes this epidemic the most serious, besides it being the first time that the disease outbreaks in this region. Previous known eruptions happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
Hospitals of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God in Sierra Leona and Liberia are taking care of patients with ebola, in coordination with the Ministries of Health, which count on scant resources and facilities to face this epidemic, and that is why it is so urgent to control and stop the progress of the disease.
Your help will serve to provide resources to these Hospitals that let them to take proper care of this emergency, allowing a better care for patients with ebola and for health workers and their families.
What do we ask for
Donations to install an isolated area and buy specific medical stuff and disinfectant products for the right control and treatment of ebola.
Nowadays the vaccine is inexistent, hence the treatment is just symptomatic.
Because medical equipment required for treatment of ebola are expensive and our Hospitals in Liberia en Sierra Leona can´t afford them and are asking for help.
Destiny of the aids
· St. Joseph Catholic Hospital de Monrovia (Liberia).
· St. John of God Hospital de Lunsar (Sierra Leona).