The mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Liberia is promoting
the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all the people of Liberia.
To facilitate this process, WHO, working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and
Social Welfare (MOH & SW), has updated/revised the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) covering
the period 2008-2011. It is a medium-term, adaptable, country-specific framework for
cooperation between the Government of Liberia and the World Health Organization.
The updating/revision of the CCS is most appropriate, realizing that the country
is experiencing a transition from a 14-year civil conflict to reconstructing and
rebuilding its health system. In updating and revising the CCS, a 12-member WHO/MOH & SW CCS Core Team conducted an in-depth desk review, and prepared the preliminary draft. The
draft was reviewed by a small technical working group constituted by the WR and WHO senior
staff. Following this review, a one-day review session was hosted, during which the
draft CCS document was presented to senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Social
Welfare, the UN and other collaborating partners for in-depth discussion and analysis with a
view to obtaining country-level endorsement and ownership.
The 8-chapter document analyses: health and development challenges facing the
country; the key health policy issues and challenges; the general trends of aid to
Liberia; the significant aspects of the WHO current cooperation with the Government of Liberia; the
Global and Regional Directions of WHO Corporate Policy Framework; the Strategic Agenda for
2008- 2011; implications of the Strategic Agenda for the WHO Secretariat; and
Monitoring and Evaluation...