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Liberia is a fragile, post-conflict country. Although quick restoration of some basic health services, including immunization, has helped improve some health outcomes, significant health system challenges remain, such as low coverage of basic health interventions, weak health information systems, limited focus on the quality of care, and a shortage of providers with appropriate skills.
URC’s presence in Liberia was first established through our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, which was implemented in 181 and undertook multi-country research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services. Since then, URC’s project work has focused on improving the quality of clinical care, working with the World Bank Group to provide technical support for the development of an overall quality framework and develop quality of care checklist to help structure financial incentives in priority clinical areas.
Recently, URC further its commitment to improving the health of all people—especially women, children and other vulnerable populations—in Africa, heading up a USAID-funded project aimed at expanding basic health services (including family planning), strengthening national health systems and addressing global issues and special concerns.