CHAI began work in Liberia in 2006, helping the National AIDS Control Program receive its first funding from the Global Fund, and has continued to mentor HIV/AIDS programming and clinical care. Our close working relationship with the government placed us in a unique position to support the national response to the outbreak of Ebola in 2014, before the international emergency response effort was mobilized. Four CHAI staff were fully seconded to the National Ebola Response, playing critical roles in case management, training, and logistics. CHAI is today working alongside the government to rebuild its health workforce and systems.
To combat one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, we are working to improve reproductive health across seven counties in Liberia, including improving access to effective family planning methods such as long-acting reversible contraceptives. Through this work, we are supporting the government to train a pool of effective sub-national-level mentors, who will in turn build the skills and knowledge of facility-based providers to provide lifesaving reproductive health care. CHAI is also helping to improve service delivery through strengthening health data reporting and use and supply chain management.