USAID Collaborative Support for Health Program: Our Impact

{Photo Credit: Gladys Lavien}Midwife Amelia G. Mulbah.Photo Credit: Gladys Lavien

Amelia G. Mulbah, 33, is a newly trained midwife working in a remote region of Liberia. She received a scholarship through the USAID Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Program and graduated from nursing school in December 2016. After passing the state board test, she became a registered midwife and was deployed for two years at the Lutheran Referral Hospital in northwestern Lofa County.

A health worker in Liberia washes his hands.Photo credit: Cindy Shiner/MSH

Following a 13-year civil war, Liberia's health system was decimated. Clinics had been looted and destroyed, many health workers had left the country, and the Ministry of Health barely existed. Although conditions have improved considerably over the past decade, much work remains to be able to deliver consistent, quality services to Liberia's four million people and to be able to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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