Universal Health Coverage Partnership

Country Profile - Liberia

Liberia is a West African country with a population of 4 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 60 years (male) and 63 years (female). For a decade, its population, economy and health system had slowly been recovering from the legacy of 14 years of brutal civil war when Ebola hit the region in 2014, throwing the country back into crisis. Displaying the highest number of reported deaths from Ebola (4,244, MoH situation report March 2015) among the affected countries, Liberia is still working towards putting a definite end to the epidemic (zero cases) as well as tackling its socio-economic impact. With support from the EU-LUX-WHO UHC partnership, the country elaborated, at the beginning of 2015, a medium-term recovery plan to cope with the aftermath of the crisis and rebuild its shaken health system. The UHC country roadmap has also been reviewed in order to respond to these new circumstances and needs. The National Health Policy (NHP) of 2007 has been the foundation of post-war health sector activities. The Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) is prominent in the current National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011-2021, the NHP’s successor, which sets out the country’s health objectives and targets for a 10-year period. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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Moving swiftly towards access to quality healthcare for all: Liberia’s Health Equity Fund

Liberians have, historically, struggled with severe shortcomings in access to quality healthcare, a challenge that was brought into focus …


Liberia’s Achievements in Health Care Financing Reform

The UHC Partnership in Liberia has facilitated great progress in decentralized and harmonized county-level planning, and health care …


Reports on Road Map Activities

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  • Finalized / In completion
  • On Track
  • Postponed
  • Cancelled
  • National Planning

  • Development of National Policy on Health Research
  • 100%
  • Consolidate operational plans (county and central) into sector Annual Operational Plan (AOP)
  • 85%
  • Annual County plans and core comprehensive plans including costing
  • 100%
  • M&E

  • Conduct quarterly county performance reviews (mentoring and coaching)
  • 80%
  • Conduct Study on Community Perception of the Quality of Health Care Delivery in Liberia
  • 100%
  • Review M&E Policy and Plan
  • 80%
  • Organize and conduct National Health Review Conference
  • 100%
  • Effort to strengthening information systems and capacity on data quality assessment and monitoring at national and local levels
  • 75%
  • Conduct Study on Community Perception of the Quality of Health Care Delivery in Liberia
  • 100%
  • Financial Management Systems

  • Consolidate Central and County Levels Operational Plans
  • 100%
  • Build capacity for costing of operational plans
  • 75%
  • Facilitated resources mapping for the health sector and aligning resources planning and budgeting in line with the national planning budgeting cycle
  • 100%
  • Initiate and draft to reform the healthcare financing strategy in line with the goals of universal healthcare coverage through an inclusive policy dialogue process
  • 100%

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Reports View More

Country Report - Liberia (2015)

Last Updated May 21, 2015

2014 Annual Report Liberia

Last Updated Dec 01, 2014

Country Report - Liberia (2013)

Last Updated Nov 24, 2013