USAID Collaborative Support for Health Program: Our Impact

Dr. W. Jallah receives the National Health Quality Strategy.

On May 10, 2018, the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH), with support from the USAID Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Program, launched the National Health Quality Strategy (NHQS). The goal of the strategy is to improve the health system’s ability to provide safe and high-quality health services. It aims to restore public trust in the system through improved leadership, governance, accountability and community engagement. The MOH has prioritized this initiative as shown by its inclusion in the investment plan for building a resilient health system for 2015-2021.

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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