The West African Ebola outbreak of 2014–2015 took a severe toll on the Liberian health system, which was already fragile and suffering from inadequate medical infrastructures.
Although health services are being progressively restored in Liberia, important gaps persist, notably in under-funded areas such as specialised paediatric care and mental health.
We set up Bardnesville Junction Hospital, in the capital Monrovia. Our teaching hospital – validated by the Liberia Board of Nursery and Midwifery as a site for clinical skills training – provides specialised and emergency paediatric care, neonatology services, and management of complicated severe malnutrition.
We are also working with Montserrado county health authorities to provide free mental health and epilepsy treatment in Bensonville, Bromley, Clara Town and Pipeline.
Set up in September 2017, our community-based programme is helping build the skills of local clinical staff and community outreach workers, while helping patients, families and communities understand that mental health conditions and epilepsy can be effectively treated.