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Liberia

Since 2008, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Gender

Infection Prevention and Control

Our impact

  • Pre-service education standards, curricula and procedure manuals were updated and officially adopted as the national standards for laboratory technician and midwifery education by the Ministry of Health and Liberian Board of Nursing and Midwifery. As a result, second-order impacts of Ebola are being mitigated through strengthened pre-service education of these two critical cadres whose longstanding shortage and lack of adequate training contributed to Liberia’s vulnerability to a public health crisis.
  • Infection prevention and control practices were improved at over 200 facilities across seven counties in Liberia through provision of critical supplies, infrastructure improvements and training. Facilities are more prepared to stop spread of disease and respond to a potential outbreak, and Liberians are receiving high-quality services in safe environments.
  • Misoprostol—a lifesaving medicine to prevent severe bleeding after birth in women delivering in hospitals or at home—was added to Liberia’s Essential Medicine List.
  • At the national and county levels, family planning has been repositioned as an important service within postpartum care, thereby increasing coverage of family planning services while also raising awareness and stimulating demand for these services.

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For more information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/liberia/.

  • Collaborative Support for Health System Strengthening

    This program, which began in 2015 and is funded the U.S. Agency for International Development, is being implemented in Liberia by Management Sciences for Health in collaboration with Jhpiego, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Results for Development Institute and Development Innovations Group. The goal of the program is to strengthen Liberia’s health system to meet the daily needs of Liberians and strengthen institutions positioned to drive inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. Jhpiego is supporting this program in the following areas: 1) strengthening leadership and governance of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare; 2) institutionalizing quality assurance/quality improvement initiatives for health care service delivery; and 3) strengthening human resources for health management.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For more information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/liberia/.

Collaborative Support for Health System Strengthening

This program, which began in 2015 and is funded the U.S. Agency for International Development, is being implemented in Liberia by Management Sciences for Health in collaboration with Jhpiego, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Results for Development Institute and Development Innovations Group. The goal of the program is to strengthen Liberia’s health system to meet the daily needs of Liberians and strengthen institutions positioned to drive inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. Jhpiego is supporting this program in the following areas: 1) strengthening leadership and governance of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare; 2) institutionalizing quality assurance/quality improvement initiatives for health care service delivery; and 3) strengthening human resources for health management.

Current and recent donors


Korea International Cooperation Agency
UNFPA
USAID
Wellcome Trust

Liberia-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Anne Fiedler, Country Director
Tel. 231 886031279 / 231 770749575
UN Drive
Mamba Point
Monrovia, Liberia