Where We Work

Africare/Liberia

Africare began operations in Liberia in 1992, and we have operated there without interruption for more than 20 years.

Since that time, Africare has invested in Liberian communities through projects addressing…

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Health, HIV & AIDS
  • Humanitarian and Emergency Relief
  • Infrastructure
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Women’s Empowerment

Click “Africare Programs” above to view Africare/Liberia’s active programs.

Success in Liberia

Africare has been a consistent partner to the government and people of Liberia, leading sustainable, community-driven initiatives. Valuing local cultures and traditions, and incorporating them where possible into its programs, Africare partnered with “Trained Traditional Midwives” (TTMs) in its I-ROPE project to monitor pregnancies within villages and accompany expectant mothers to newly constructed maternal waiting homes as due dates near. To sustain this unique partnership and to engender a supportive environment, Africare launched a sewing and marketing training project to enhance the incomes of TTMs. Using local materials to support the economy and promote appreciation of African textile art, the TTMs were trained to design and reproduce contents of “Mama & Baby Kits” such as diapers, blankets and baby rompers, to be gifted to mothers as an incentive to give birth at a health facility. As the TTMs master their craft, Africare will seek out contracts for them to produce hospital “scrubs” and ultimately connect the TTMs to regional sewing and crafts co-operatives to reach wider markets.

Check out our blog, or the related content to your left, to see more examples of Africare success in Liberia.

 

Community-Based TB DOTS
Donor: Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Location: Bong County
Purpose: Strengthen tuberculosis control and case management of people with TB/HIV co–infection

Delivery of Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) in Bong County
Donor: Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/USAID
Location: Bong County
Purpose: Increase access to and utilization of a comprehensive package of high quality health and social welfare services

Delivery of Essential Health and Social Welfare Services in Nimba County
Donor: Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/USAID
Implementing Partner: Christian Health Association of Liberia
Location: Nimba County
Purpose: Increase access to and utilization of a comprehensive package of high quality health and social welfare services

Ebola Response
Read more about the Ebola Outbreak and Africare’s response here

Innovation, Research, Operations and Planned Evaluation for Mothers and Children Project
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partner: University of Michigan
Location: Bong County
Purpose: Increase quality of care and access to skilled birth attendants in primary health clinics, reducing neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality through the utilization of maternal waiting homes (MWHs)

Maternal Waiting Home Construction
Donor: Government of Japan/The Links, Inc./Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.
Location: Bong and Nimba counties
Purpose: Increase quality of care and access to skilled birth attendants in primary health clinics, reducing neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality

TOMS Shoe Distribution
Donor: TOMS
Purpose: Improve school attendance, boost self-esteem and safeguard children from injury and disease

“Since Africare provided us with Mama Kits, maternal health has been improved because the Mama Kits encourage women to come to the clinic for delivery. A lot of the women who would have complications from delivery at home are now able to get care at the clinic. We did nine deliveries last week!”
-Mary Tennie, Certified Midwife at Salala Clinic