APC’s Ebola Transmission Prevention and Survivor Services (ETP&SS) program works with ministries of health and nongovernmental organizations in the three countries that were most affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
Key Objectives of ETP&SS in Liberia
- Strengthen coordination and management of activities for Ebola survivors through the National Ebola Survivor Secretariat and the National Ebola Survivor Network.
- Improve access for Ebola survivors to health services through health facilities that care for survivors, and combat stigma and discrimination among providers.
- Build health system capacity to provide specialized health services for common complications among survivors.
- Support the establishment and institutionalization of the National Ebola Survivor Secretariat, and strengthen the National Ebola Survivor’s Network’s capacity to coordinate and disseminate information to the EVD survivors.
- Conduct survivor population and services mapping exercises.
- Develop a referral pathway framework to facilitate health service delivery.
- Support training and mentoring of medical students, residents, and mid-level health workers in sub-specialty clinical areas that affect EVD survivors.
- Renovate target health facilities.
- Mitigate risk of resurgence of the EVD.
- Ensure the effective delivery of health care and psychosocial support services that respond to survivor needs.
- Support strengthening of critical health services used by survivors through direct assistance to health facilities.