Cordaid’s Country office in Sierra Leone has extended its health care program to the neighbouring country of Liberia.
As of January 2018, the Cordaid team in Sierra Leone supports the Liberian National Verification Agency in its Results Based Financing (RBF) project. The aim is to improve the quality of health care at hospital level.
Reasons for poor quality health care in Liberia
In 2018, the Zimbabwean government will fully take over the World Bank financed and Cordaid implemented health program in Zimbabwe. “We helped to revitalize the national health system”, says Arjanne Rietsema, Cordaid’s Country director in Zimbabwe. “Safely handing over the results-based financing program, will be one of our biggest achievements.”
The ongoing war has greatly affected the education sector in the Central African Republic. Children have difficulty accessing basic education, given the limited means of their parents to pay school fees and the lack of functional schools. Cordaid has launched an emergency education project in the northwest of the country, in the sub-prefectures of Bocaranga and Koui in Ouham Pendé and the sub-prefecture of Bouar in Nana Mambére.
At a rapid pace, Cordaid is constructing 350 permanent and temporary shelters for women who are displaced by war in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Sherin Agha Ahmadi, our shelter expert and civil engineer who coordinates the activities, reports from the field.
What exactly are we doing in Nangarhar?
In Mobaye, on the southern border with DR Congo, Cordaid staff coordinates and implements the results based financing support of 3 hospitals and 57 health centers of Basse Kotto préfecture. The project, financed by the World Bank, is the main source of support for many health facilities, as the state is too weak to deliver. But what if war forces 80% of the people to flee, including health staff?