Life in rural Liberia.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – The Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo – Information Services (LISGIS) is expected to commence Phase Two of the Liberia Demography and Health Survey later this month.

The Public Affairs Director of LISGIS, Varfee Holmes, said: “The survey seeks to collect data about diseases, maternal mortality rate, among other health issues affecting the population of the Country”.

Mr. Holmes told ELBC Friday, January 3, 2020 that Phase One of the survey earlier covered Montserrado, Bomi among other Counties while the second phase of the survey will cover Southeastern Liberia.

Also speaking, the Director of the Liberia Demography and Health Survey Project, Germue Gbawoquiya, said the survey, when completed, will provide reliable statistics that could direct government’s programs to attract foreign support.

Mr. Gbawoquiya, as well dispelled rumors that LISGIS was doing sampling and testing the blood of respondents for ritualistic purpose.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has reported as online and broadcast Journalist on Human rights, Civil Society and development issues for the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) for about nine years. He worked in West Africa for Ghana Daily Guide Newspaper for ten years, as Human Rights Reporter, Liberia Desk Editor, and an international volunteer and Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR). He Founded the Communication for Awareness and Development, a Non for Profit International NGO and the Vision Newspaper in Ghana, as publisher, Editor-In-Chief and stringed for the Voice Of America(VOA) at the height of the refugee crisis, covering more than 42,000 Liberian refugees in Ghana including other West Africans for several years in the sub-region. Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has a BSc in modern-day Development Studies, and AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship and Founder and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Liberia leading Social enterprise, Heartbeat Tourism for Sustainable Development(HTSD), Liberia Inc. He has numerous publications on opinions and developmental issues for leading Ghanaian and Liberian newspapers and magazines and online, and has provided national and international media consultancies, and is researching for a publication on “Tourism Its Impact and Youth Employment”.

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