Essential Package of Health Services

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2011 | Ministry of Health Liberia

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. 

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