NAPHS Mid-term Evaluation Report – Sept-10-2021

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NAPHS Mid-term Evaluation Report - Sept-10-2021

Liberia is among low and middle income countries in Africa with frail health system. The fragility of the system is due to unpredictable funding to the health sector, insufficient qualified and skilled human resources, catastrophic health spending by households that further worsening their poverty condition, poor health infrastructure, and low International Health Regulation (IHR) core capacities to deal with public health threats and emergencies.

Liberia developed and launched the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) in 2017 following the conduct of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) in 2016 that estimated Liberia’s preparedness capacity and capabilities at 46%. The NAPHS is a Strategic Plan (2018-2022) for improving International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) capacities. The goal of the the NAPHS evaluation is to contribute to the improvement of health security in Liberia and the overall objective is to generate evidence for informed decision making and programming in the health sector including health security and universal health coverage