On September 7, 2018, Liberia Center for Outcomes Research in Mental Health (LiCORMH) hosted a one-day workshop entitled ‘Preparing Journalists for Accurately Reporting Research Findings’ in the business conurbation of Monrovia called Sinkor. We are pleased to have had journalists from various media outlets attend the workshop to hear our concerns and requests.
UNDERSTANDING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
For nearly two years, LiCORMH has been part of a research project entitled: ‘Understanding and Building Community Resilience in the Liberia Health System’ led by the Future Health System Consortium, with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, LiCORMH’s direct partner amongst the consortium. Our objective has been to learn from major stakeholders during the very recent Ebola crisis and the recent civil war on how communities responded to shocks in terms of resilience. We have held key informant interviews and conducted a stakeholders’ meeting with those major players during the crisis to share their experience with us. We have gone through the formal research procedure and have come out with some key findings that we plan to disseminate through various means including the media, which is considered the best means of communication in Liberia.