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April 17, 2017

Development Credit Authority (DCA) assumes a share of lending risks to encourage financial institutions to provide loans to actors sectors and segments important to development. DCA works with missions that offer technical assistance to build the credit-worthiness of borrowers, increase the willingness of lenders to extend credit, and create linkages between borrowers and lenders

April 17, 2017

The Partnership for Advancing Community Based Services (PACS) works to strengthen the delivery of high quality community health and social welfare services by providing technical and operational support to the Ministries of Health (MOH), Public Works, and Gender, Child, and Social Protection, as well as to civil society organizations (CSO).  PACS supports interventions across four strategic objectives:

November 9, 2016

The Ministry of Health (MOH) Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA) provides support to the MOH for the implementation of its 10 year National Health Policy and Plan. Under this agreement, USAID reimburses the Government of Liberia (GOL) for the cost of implementing components of the Essential Package of Health Services that support family planning, maternal and child health and malaria prevention and treatment in the six USAID focus counties of Bong, Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Grand Cape Mount, covering a population of roughly 1.8 million Liberians. The overarching goal of the FARA is to help ensure effective government-led development programming.

November 5, 2016

Malaria is endemic in Liberia and transmission occurs year-round within all geographic areas. With the entire population of approximately 4.6 million at risk, malaria is a major health problem in Liberia. Children under the age of five and pregnant women are the most affected groups. The 2013 Health Facility Survey (HFS) found that malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for about 42% of all outpatient consultations and 44% of all inpatient deaths among children under the age of five years. The Malaria Indicators Survey 2016 (MIS) showed a malaria prevalence (using mRDT) of 45% among children age 6-59 months, with regional variations from 12% in Greater Monrovia to 69% in South Eastern B.

November 5, 2016

The USAID Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Program supports the Government of Liberia’s objectives of strengthening management and governance of the health system to consistently and effectively deliver quality health and social welfare services. CSH supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) by providing embedded technical support at the national level and to County Health Teams in USAID priority counties of Bong, Lofa, and Nimba. CSH focuses on priority areas aligned with the Government of Liberia’s 10-year National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan, as well as the Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System in Liberia from 2015-2021.