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Liberia is now in a period of peace and reconstruction after years of intermittent and violent civil war. More than 250,000 people were killed when Charles Taylor launched a rebellion against the military regime of Samuel Doe during the 1990's. Years of conflict displaced 600,000 of the country’s three million inhabitants and caused widespread human suffering.

The economy has begun to make modest growth; however, 64% of the population still lives below the poverty line. Liberia's long civil war left its health care system fragmented, leading to a serious decline in health indicators. Liberia's population is just over 4.5 million people, but, after the Ebola outbreak, there were only 120 doctors and three dentists in the entire country. There is a great need for professional medical training, dental care, primary health care and community health education.

Treating & Preventing Crises

Medical Teams International’s work in Liberia is dedicated to building capacity within the country’s health systems. In light of the Ebola epidemic, that means reducing mortality related to the disease’s spread and reinvigorating systems that backslid into disrepair during the epidemic (based on the misconceptions about Ebola).

This is being done through a rapid response initiative. Many areas of Liberia remain significantly under-supported in the fight to end the outbreak of the Ebola.

By implementing rapid response initiatives, Medical Teams International will help ensure that, if there is another outbreak, the response is conducted better and that certain essential health measures – i.e. patient triage – are implemented, helping stop the spread of Ebola and keeping clinics open for those who need them.

Building Capacity: Community, Maternal & Infant Health

Liberia's long civil war destroyed the country's health care system, leaving it damaged and heavily dependent on outside funding. By focusing on building capacity, our programs build up and empower healthcare providers so that they may eventually become less dependent and more capable of providing quality care-- saving many more lives.

In addition to operating our own local clinics, we work with a number of partners to accomplish these goals:


Learn about our Ebola response program, and how we are helping empower Liberians to avoid future outbreaks.

In Sinoe County, 85% of children under five have contracted malaria (2010).

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