The Ebola crisis has dealt a devastating blow to West Africa, killing more than 4,900 people, overwhelming health systems and crippling the health workforce. As an international, nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego is working side by side with the governments of Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria to provide critical infection prevention and control (IPC) assistance to ensure that health workers are safe on the job and prepared to provide lifesaving care to women and families. Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, brings decades of experience in the region and is currently assisting ministries of health and professional organizations as they address this ongoing crisis that has shuttered many essential health services. Our expertise in IPC reinforces the competencies and skills needed by health workers to perform their jobs safely, a crucial step in health facilities resuming services for vulnerable pregnant women, mothers and children. We also continue to support health care providers and centers to ensure that women have access to family planning services. Read More »
A panel of health experts and community leaders provide an update on Liberia after the Ebola crisis. Panelists include: Dr. Chandrakant Ruparelia, Jhpiego Senior Health Advisor for HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases; Khatidja Naithani; and Morris T. Koffa, vice chair, Maryland and Liberia Sister State Program for Maryland and Bong Counties.
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