After a hiatus from its original support to Liberia’s national family planning program in the 1980s, Jhpiego began working there again in 2008, providing technical assistance to John Snow Research & Training Institute, Inc., under the Rebuilding Basic Health Services Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
In 2015, Jhpiego responded to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak through a one-year capacity-building intervention funded by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to strengthen essential infection prevention and control practices at health care facilities. Currently, Jhpiego is following up on this work, as well as addressing other health care issues in Liberia, though the following initiatives:
- Restoration of Health Services in Liberia: a USAID-funded program to restore confidence in the health care system post-EVD outbreak by upgrading infection prevention and control practices critical for fighting Ebola and other infectious diseases, and ensuring restoration of maternal and child health services in target facilities in Grand Bassa, Nimba and Lofa Counties.
- Collaborative Support for Health System Strengthening: a project to provide technical assistance for the USAID-funded program in Liberia.
- Ethics Issues in Public Health Containment for Ebola and other Infectious Outbreaks: research supported by the Wellcome Trust to determine how traditional public health containment measures can be implemented in ethically optimal ways during large-scale infectious disease outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries.
- Strengthening Essential Reproductive and Maternal Health Services: a project funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to increase access to high-quality maternal, newborn and adolescent health services in Liberia.
- Supporting Health Facilities and Health Workers to Provide Safe, High-Quality Services for EVD Preparedness and Response: support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency to health facilities and health workers to provide safe, high-quality services for EVD preparedness and response in four counties in Liberia.
For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click on the link below.