Liberia WHO Country Office

Print

The mission of the WHO Liberia Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Liberia through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Liberia: Channelling hope – how psychosocial support breaks boundaries between families and Ebola patients The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has produced increasing circles of victims beyond the infected and the dead. Survivors, families, children, and health workers are dealing with the stress and trauma left behind by the disease.“Health workers have done, and continue to do, long shifts attending to too many patients while witnessing their colleagues’ deaths and working under a lot of fear and stress,” says Florence Baingana, mental health specialist for WHO Liberia. Psychosocial support at the Island Clinic Ebola…
  • Clinical management manual for ebola virus disease in Liberia The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support of the World Health Organization have published a clinical management manual for Ebola virus disease in Liberia. The manual explains in detail what needs to be done to provide supportive treatment for people with the Ebola virus disease.
  • Travelling the last mile to zero Ebola cases in Liberia In early December, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged the people of Liberia to travel the last mile to reduce Ebola cases to zero. That last mile will be very long and difficult, and can only be achieved when every county has the capacity to find and isolate all cases, trace all contacts and bury all who die from Ebola safely. Here is the story of 2 remote villages travelling that last mile.
  • Ebola trained health care workers received certification. Just before the holiday season started a certification ceremony was held for all the health care workers that had completed all the stages of the WHO led clinical Ebola training in Monrovia.  The training program started back in late September and was developed into a two- staged program, separated as a “Cold” training and the “Hot” training.
  • Local students become active Ebola case finders Ever since the closure of the university due to the Ebola outbreak, Tony Harrison, sociology student at the University of Liberia, has been trying to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in his country. He joined the team of active case finders to go from house to house to find out if sick people are being treated.