Ebola Response

IOM strengthens migrant friendly health systems through health service delivery and capacity building through its Migration and Health Division. The organization delivers, facilitates and promotes equitable access to migrant-friendly and comprehensive health care services. IOM also enhances the technical and operational capacity of governments and partners.

Since October 2014, at the request of the Government of Liberia, IOM Liberia has increased its capacity in order to manage and directly deliver clinical services for three Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Liberia.

Medical Service Delivery and Management of Ebola Treatment Units

  • Provides direct operational management, clinical treatment and care of 3 Ebola Treatment Units with 150 bed capacity in three counties – Bomi, Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount.
  • Recruited and facilitated the training of over 70 foreign and 489 Liberian medical and non-medical staff to respond to the Ebola crisis.
  • Improves ETU infrastructure to ensure infection prevention and control and adequate services in all ETUs
  • Delivers all supplies necessary for ETU functionality
  • Provides regional ambulance services to support triage and referral of patients from rural districts in all three counties
  • Ensures quality control mechanisms and infection control procedures at each ETU
  • Conducting community outreach and  social mobilization in partnership with the county health team, local government leaders and community volunteers.
  • Active case finding and mobile clinic services in transmission hotspots such as county border check points and markets.
  • Contact tracing in partnership with the county surveillance teams.

Health System Revitalisation

  • Conducting Rapid Health Assessments to identify gaps and upgrade requirements in support of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Health System Recovery Plan.
  • Training of Health staff in basic Infection Prevention and Control, Triage processes, and monitoring.
  • Installing facilities for WASH, triage, isolation and IPC facilities in existing clinics and hospitals.
  • Supporting health training for teachers, parents and school staff to re-open schools; installation of required WASH facilities
  • Support to Immunization campaigns and mobile clinics
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