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Liberia: Latest MSF Updates

 

This information is excerpted from MSF’s 2016 International Activity Report.

The devastating 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak resulted in more than 4,800 deaths in Liberia, including 184 health care professionals. Though health services were progressively restored, gaps persisted, notably in areas such as specialized pediatric care and mental health.

In 2015, MSF opened the Bardnesville Junction Hospital (BJH) in Monrovia, the Liberian capital and the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, to provide specialized and emergency pediatric care, neonatology services, management of complicated severe malnutrition, onsite training, and an Ebola survivor clinic. In September 2016, the Liberia Board of Nursery and Midwifery validated the hospital as a site for clinical skills training. The first group of nursing students completed their practical training in December.

During 2016, 8,200 emergency consultations were carried out and nearly 4,500 patients were admitted to BJH. MSF’s survivor clinic provided care to approximately 600 patients and conducted an average of 240 consultations per month. In December, MSF’s patients were transferred to three Ministry of Health centers in Monrovia and the survivor clinic was closed. 

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