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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