Liberia

Liberia: Health Fact Sheet - November 2017

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Building on over a decade of partnership and collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL),
USAID/Liberia’s health program seeks to improve the health status of all Liberians, especially the most vulnerable: women, girls, newborns, children under age five, and most recently Ebola survivors. USAID pursues this goal through interventions that support the GOL’s Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System in Liberia 2015-2021. Our work is guided by the following objectives:

  • Increased utilization of quality Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services;
  • Increased effectiveness of the health system at national and county levels;
  • Improved government capacity to control infectious diseases, and
  • Increased access to safe water and sanitation.

To ensure the maximum benefit from U.S. Government (USG) investments, USAID supports highimpact Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Malaria, and interventions for ending preventable child and maternal deaths through strengthened health systems and increased access to quality health services.

USAID’s health program comprises of five components—Service Delivery involving government to government funding for the provision of primary health care services; Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) technical assistance; President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) commodities and technical assistance; the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) program support and technical assistance; and Water and Sanitation program support.