Handbook for the Operations and Management of Public Health Emergency Operations Centers in Liberia

Handbook for the Operations and Management of Public Health Emergency Operations Centers in Liberia

Liberia`s PHEOC handbook was developed in 2017 as the primary resource manual, providing forms, role descriptions, Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are vital to the smooth operation of the PHEOC. However, since the document was developed, there has been the emergence of new policy documents, systems, and guidelines unique to…

Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Strategy November 2023

Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Strategy November 2023

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the top ten global public health threats, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and it also affects animals. Since powerful antibiotics are becoming ineffective due to bacterial resistance to antimicrobials, there will be a significant loss of agricultural output that is incorporated into the food chain as well…

Liberia Multi-Hazard Contingency Plan (6 common Hazards of Liberia)

Liberia Multi-Hazard Contingency Plan (6 common Hazards of Liberia)

Disasters such as floods and epidemics have hugely reversed the gains made in several sectors, but the fragility of Liberia remains an outstanding concern to the world. The country’s past history of over fourteen years of civil turbulence compounded by extreme poverty makes it more susceptible to various types of humanitarian crises that might result…

Integrated Animal Disease Surveillance and Response System – 2nd Edition

Integrated Animal Disease Surveillance and Response System – 2nd Edition

The fight against animal diseases relies essentially on a reliable and continuous knowledge of the epidemiological situation through an epidemiological surveillance system. In Liberia, the evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) conducted by the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH/OIE) in 2016 and the Evaluation Surveillance Tool carried out by Food and Agriculture Organization…

National Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response

National Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response

This document introduces the concept of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR), which incorporates indicator-based and event-based surveillance as integral parts of an Early Warning Alert and Response (EWAR) system. This section provides guidance on how IDSR works, its objectives, and how it can help to build and sustain the International Health Regulation (IHR) core capacities with support from National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners, thereby facilitating its implementation.

Animal Diseases Surveillance and Response System in Liberia – July 2019

Animal Diseases Surveillance and Response System in Liberia – July 2019

Liberia is located on the western bulge of Africa, bordered to the north by Guinea, to the east by Côte D’Ivoire, to the west by Sierra Leone, and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The Country is divided into 15 political sub-divisions, called Counties. Each County is headed by a Superintendent; the County is also subdivided into Districts, Chiefdoms, Clans, Townships, and communities. The population of Liberia was estimated at 4,503,438 in 2015. Of the total, 49.7% and 50.3% live in rural and urban areas, respectively.