Fact Sheets

The Demographic Health Survey (DHS) is a population survey that provides data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.  Long considered the gold star standard in health data collection, analysis and dissemination, the DHS allows for all stakeholders but in particular for the host country to better plan, fund, and manage their own continued progress towards a higher standard of health and resilient health systems.

The Private Health Sector Assessment and Health Care Federation Establishment in Liberia (PSE) will support the Government of Liberia and its development partners to better understand and strengthen the private health sector, and work with private actors so they are better positioned to partner with the GOL and other stakeholders  on the country’s healthcare reform agenda.  The goal of the activity is to bring together key private health sector actors (Faith Based Organizations, non-government organization, and for-profit entities) to form the nucleus of a Liberian Healthcare Federation.  PSE will also assist key private sector players to address health systems challenges with the aim of improving the quality of care 

The Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP II) supports the construction and operation of water-supply infrastructure improvements in Robertsport, Sanniquellie, and Voinjama cities. LMWP worked through the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) to assist local and national authorities in developing plans for urban water supply and sanitation improvements, and re-establishing local capability to sustainably operate and maintain the water-supply improvements.

The Health System Strengthening Accelerator (HSS) activity is a cooperative agreement designed to improve how a health system strengthening is done. Ultimately working in up to 20 countries, including Liberia, the Accelerator will connect locally-driven health system innovation with global knowledge, improve the institutional architecture for evidence-based and sustainable health system strengthening (HSS), and accelerate countries’ journeys to self-reliant health systems.

The Ganta - Gbarnga Grid Extension Activity is a 33kV medium voltage distribution line extension from the West Africa Power Pool grid in Ganta, Nimba County to Gbarnga and eh Suakoko area of  Bong County. The activity will construct 77.82 km of 33 kV and 25.5 km 19 kV medium voltage distribution lines from Ganta to Gbarnga and 10 km of low voltage distribution lines within Gbarnga City. The goal is to provide electricity to 2,700 households and key institutions, such as the Central Agricultural Institute, Phebe Hospital and Cuttington University that have anchored the economies of this area for decades.

The activity is implementing the rehabilitation of Feed the Future (FtF) farm-to-market roads to support FtF goals of poverty alleviation and hunger reduction.  Rehabilitated feeder roads reduce travel time and transportation costs for surrounding communities and farmers.  In addition, road rehabilitation work brings direct employment opportunities for residents of rural communities.  Commercial activities generated by improved roads in turn create a market for agricultural and other products.

The U.S. Government has partnered with the people of Yemen since 1959 to address the humanitarian and development needs of the country. As a result of the ongoing civil war, Yemen is suffering the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. USAID is working with international and local partners to rebuild key social and economic institutions, help address the underlying causes of instability, and build the foundation for durable peace and prosperity to foster Yemen’s future resilience.

USAID’s development assistance to Yemen addresses the underlying causes of instability in the country by supporting flexible and innovative programs to lay a stronger foundation for durable peace.

The Strengthening Political Parties Program (SP3) is a five-year initiative to strengthen the ability of political parties to effectively participate in Liberia’s electoral and political processes. The goal of SP3 is to enhance the internal democracy and accountability of political parties and increase the accountability of political parties and elected officials to relevant constituencies and stakeholders.

Evacuations from The Bahamas’ storm-affected Abaco island group to the capital city of Nassau, located in New Providence Island, continue daily, facilitated by commercial and the Government of The Bahamas (GoB)-supported aircrafts and sea vessels. Between September 6 and 9, an estimated 5,400 people displaced by Hurricane Dorian arrived in Nassau, the GoB National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reports.

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Last updated: October 20, 2019

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