The Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) sets forth the standards to strengthen services and ensure quality healthcare for all Liberians. As a result of Liberia’s ongoing high maternal and infant mortality rates, the EPHS places a stronger emphasis on all maternal and child health services. This includes: access to skilled, facility-based delivery services; appropriate malaria prophylaxis and treatment during pregnancy; prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV; maternal and infant nutrition; and family planning services, among others.
Additional services to be scaled-up include child nutrition, response to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), adolescent health services and mental health services. New services include the detection and treatment of reproductive cancers, non-communicable diseases and neglected tropical diseases as well as school health, eye health and prison health. This more comprehensive approach addresses healthcare needs at all levels of the healthcare system.
Learn how to engage your board in fundraising. This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover:
- The role of your board
- Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
- Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
- Tips for strengthening your fundraising board
This Mental Health Policy (2010-2015) is statement of the commitment by the government of Sierra Leone to set clear directions for the development of mental health services and the promotion of mental health in the country. Based on an all-inclusive consultative process and current situation analysis, this policy facilitates the integration of mental health services into the public health agenda and encourages an intersectoral approach to mental health, as well as reduce the burden of mental disorders in the population.
Inadequate water supply, lack or insufficient sanitation facilities, such as poor facilities for safe disposal of water and other domestic waste and lacking or poor toilet facilities together with unhygienic practices represent the sanitation challenges in Sierra Leone. The National Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Policy provides a comprehensive framework for promoting optimal, sustainable, and equitable development and use of water resources in Sierra Leone.
The WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care provide health-care workers (HCWs), hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in health care and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and HCWs. The present guidelines are intended to be implemented in any situation in which health care is delivered either to a patient or to a specific group in a population. Therefore, this concept applies to all settings where health care is permanently or occasionally performed.