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If you can beat Ebola, you can beat anything

When Ebola hit West Africa the healthcare systems of the region were under-financed and poorly equipped. Liberia had only 130 doctors for a country of 4.5 million people. Many of those doctors died of the disease. As Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone look to the future and to rebuilding their countries, recruiting and training doctors, nurses and other health professionals will be key to avoiding another devastating crisis. Dr Ireland, a Liberian doctor who has recovered from Ebola, says in the video that if you can beat Ebola you can beat anything.

Ensuring quality healthcare and protection from disease outbreaks for the people living in Ebola affected and other poor countries is possible and our Number 1 health priority.


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  • The Liberian Ministry of Health and WHO launch Training on Safe and Quality Health Services Monrovia, 14 August 2014. - The Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) with support from WHO and partners has embarked on strengthening the country’s capacity to deliver safe and quality health services. To achieve this, a core team of 60 trainers was engaged in a series of trainings in Monrovia on the newly developed Safe Quality Services.
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  • Government of Liberia and Partners develop Epidemic Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Roadmap Monrovia, 28th July, 2015:- The Disease Prevention and Control (DPC) Division of the Ministry of Health of Liberia convened a 3-day stakeholders’ meeting to share, harmonize and map partners’ planned support for epidemic preparedness, disease surveillance and response - one of the key areas of the strategic health investment plan for building a resilient health system and strengthening health security for the Liberian people.


 

 

 

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