Liberia

  • 2.1 million Liberians are unable to meet their basic food, shelter and clothing needs
  • There are 51 Liberian doctors to cater to a population of 3.8 million
  • 44% of adults have post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of civil war
  • On average, children attain 10 years of education
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Liberia was one of the countries heavily affected by the world’s largest Ebola outbreak in 2014, with over 4,800 Liberians dying from the disease. On May 9, 2015, 10 months later, Liberia was declared free from the deadly outbreak. The nation is now recovering and becoming more stable.

Liberia is endemic for Buruli ulcer (BU), a disease with painful lesions and infections. effect:hope collaborated with MAP International to establish a BU program prior to the Ebola outbreak. A strong foundation was set and new Buruli ulcer cases continued to be reported during the 10 months.

We had to refocus our efforts during the outbreak. Now, before the BU program can resume, the health system will be assessed for its readiness. In the meantime, we need your help to treat the many people suffering from Buruli ulcer.



Here's how you can help the people of Liberia:

Community Care & Education $50

  • Train a community member to recognize Buruli ulcer
  • Facilitate education demonstrations and awareness events
  • Equip the community with materials to educate about
    disease and disability prevention
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