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Liberia Accreditation Guidelines

National Guidelines for the Accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Programs in Liberia

Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM), 2019

Professional accreditation is concerned with the quality of the profession and its work, from the perspective the public interest and community safety. It is part of a broader process of assuring the community that, having completed an accredited program of study, beginning professional practitioners have achieved agreed professional outcomes and are able to practice in a safe and competent manner equipped with the necessary foundation knowledge, professional attitudes and essential skills.These National Accreditation Guidelines are designed for all persons interested and involved in the accreditation of nursing and midwifery programs leading to registration in Liberia, including education providers, members of assessment teams, and others.

LBNM Exam Policy

Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) National State Board Examination Policy

Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM), 2019

The Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) is the legal authority responsible for regulation in nursing/midwifery education and practice, including administering licensure exams for all basic and post-basic nursing and midwifery graduates in Liberia. This examination policy includes guidance on the examination schedule; content; scoring; notification of examination results; re-examination; challenging results; fraud, cheating, and misconduct; and license issuance. 

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Acting on the Call 2018: Liberia

USAID, 2018

Self-reliance is a country’s ability to finance and implement solutions to its own development challenges. Understanding where countries lie on this effort - known as the journey to self-reliance - helps USAID to best partner with countries and support their efforts. This report looks at the health status and current capacity of the health system to meet the needs of women and children in Liberia (from the Acting on the Call Report - 2018).

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National Standard Therapeutic Guidelines and Essential Medicines List

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2017

This policy document is designed to provide current and up-to-date, practical, and reader-friendly information for both upper and lower levels of the current three tiers of the healthcare delivery system of Liberia (i.e., clinics, health centers, and hospital) with its primary focus on the treatment of common diseases presenting within the territorial confines of Liberia. The guidelines are purposely designed to establish and maintain a strong foundation for the rational use of medicines and other health commodities that are appropriate for the smooth running of a holistic healthcare delivery system.

Liberia HIV Report

Liberia HIV&AIDS Response Progress Report (2016)

UNAIDS / National AIDS & STI Control Program, MOH Liberia, 2016

The Global AIDS Response Progress Report (GARPR) formerly known as UNGASS Report was produced by the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the National AIDS & STI Control Program, Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National AIDS Commission with support from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).

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Ebola Survivors Clinical Care Guidance

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2016

This guidance is for post-Ebola virus disease (­­EVD) care in Liberia to assist general practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners caring for these patients in the general medical clinic. It outlines integrated care and referrals, follow-up visits, common EVD related sequelae, monitoring for persistent EVD in survivors, considerations for special populations, infection prevention and control, and risk communication.

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Community Health Systems Catalog Country Profile: Liberia

Advancing Partners & Communities, 2016

This Community Health Systems (CHS) Catalog Liberia country profile is the 2016 update of a landscape assessment that was originally conducted by the Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project. The purpose of the CHS Catalog is to provide the most up-to-date information available on community health systems based on existing policies and related documentation. The CHS Catalog provides information on 136 interventions delivered at the community level for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; selected infectious diseases; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

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Mental Health Policy and Strategic Plan (2016-2021)

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2016

This policy aims to modernize existing mental health services in Liberia, create new and additional services, recruit and train more skilled staff, and link to both other government and non-government sectors to:

  • Provide mental health and addiction services at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  • Develop the capacity and quality of health, education, and social services to support effective health promotion and prevention activities
  • Provide community level services with community, family, and service user participation.
  • Link mental health and addiction services to other health and non-health sectors.
  • Ensure evidence based and culturally appropriate mental health and
    addiction services.
  • Protect the human rights and dignity of people with mental illness.
  • Recognise and cultivate the capacity of communities to prevent and reduce mental illness through social cohesion, collective resilience and shared problem solving
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National Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2016

Disease surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, collation, analysis, and interpretation of data related to disease. It includes the timely dissemination of analyzed data to those who need it for action. Surveillance data are used for planning, implementing, and evaluating public health practices at all levels of the health system.

This document introduces the concepts of disease surveillance and integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR), the objectives of IDSR, and how International Health Regulations requirements can be achieved through IDSR. It describes how counties can strengthen surveillance and response with support from the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH).

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Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System (2015-2021)

Ministry of Health Liberia, 2015

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia had a devastating impact on the health system, the population at large, and the Liberian economy. The health system was ill equipped to effectively respond to the epidemic with the necessary occupational health and safety and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for safe and effective health services. Coverage of life-saving maternal and child health interventions, in particular, declined dramatically. There is a need to rebuild the health system in a manner that restructures it, to ensure that it never again fails to respond effectively to similar threats.

This Investment Plan aims to improve the health status of the Liberian population through building a resilient health system that contributes to the achievement of equitable health outcomes described in the National Health Policy and Plan. To this effect, it does not only restore the gains lost due to the EVD crisis, but also provides health security for the people of Liberia by reducing risks due to epidemics and other health threats, accelerates progress towards universal health coverage by improving access to safe and quality health services, and narrows the equity gap for the most vulnerable populations.