Liberia WHO Country Office


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.

  • The road to redemption: Ebola infection prevention and control The road to the 200-bed Redemption Hospital in Monrovia is unpaved. During the rainy season it is full of potholes and mud. Patients may have difficulty arriving, but they come, because Redemption is the only public facility in the area and serves some 90 000 people. In August 2014, the hospital was at the center of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. It quickly became overwhelmed and, for a time, had to close its inpatient department.
  • Liberia commemorates 13th African Traditional Medicine Day – 31st August, 2015 Monrovia, 31 August 2015 – The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Traditional Medicine Federation of Liberia (TRAMEDFOL) has celebrated the 13th African Traditional Medicine Day on August 31, 2015 in Liberia, with a call from the WHO for countries to institute reliable regulatory systems that supports activities of qualified practitioners.
  • Ebola survivors clinic opens in Monrovia Surviving Ebola is only part of the story. Many patients experience "post-Ebola" symptoms - joint pain, dizziness, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, headaches. The Ebola Survivors Clinic, opened recently at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, not only offers treatment, support and training for Ebola survivors, but also helps health-care workers better understand this disease.The line around Redemption Hospital in Monrovia was already stretching around the street corner when Dr Moses Soka arrived. The Ebola Survivors' Clinic had only been…
  • Liberia heightens vigilance as it begins another 42-day countdown to be Ebola-free Monrovia, 13 August 2015 – Liberia has embarked on another 42-day countdown in its fight to end Ebola. This declaration of international importance comes after the Government of Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have been able to contain the re-emergence of the disease that occurred on 29 June 2015.
  • 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.