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2013-02-21 23:04:07

Model will integrate with current health and nutrition program for women and children MONROVIA, LIBERIA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 PCI (Project Concern International) has been awarded a Program Improvement Award of $100,000 by the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) program. TOPS is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP). The award is to enhance health and nutrition behavior and the overall effectiveness and...

2012-07-30 23:02:30

Project HOPE Medical Volunteers and U.S. Navy Provide Health Education and Medical Care to Underserved Communities in Liberia, Ghana, Benin, Togo Millwood, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Medical volunteers from Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian aid organization, embark August 3rd on a six-week mission with the United States Navy along the West African coast. The endeavor, known as Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012, seeks to provide primary health care to local...

2012-02-22 21:15:00

West Africa-born Doctors Determined to 'Give Back' to Needy Nation Millwood, VA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 A stellar team, including West Africa-born doctors is heading to Liberia, taking medical expertise honed in top U.S. medical schools to an impoverished nation plagued by widespread disease, high mortality rates and rudimentary healthcare. The 11-person team, acting under the umbrella of Virginia-based global health education and humanitarian organization, Project HOPE, will train...

2012-02-01 11:37:30

Liberian advocates report President Johnson Sirleaf flouting land rights; new logging permits sidestep laws designed to protect vulnerable forests New studies released in London today suggest that the frenzied sell-off of forests and other prime lands to buyers hungry for the developing world's natural resources risk sparking widespread civil unrest–unless national leaders and investors recognize the customary rights of millions of poor people who have lived on and worked these lands...


Latest Liberia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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