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Young women raise awareness on the procedures of crisis.

Bulding Back Better

A New Social Compact Post Covid-19


Liberia was one of the three worst affected countries by the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak, which claimed the lives of more than 3,500 people. The urgent need to strengthen community health and the importance of surveillance and contact tracing was overlooked early on during the Ebola crisis leading to a significant increase in infection rates. Although grave learnings were gained, many of the obstacles that allowed Ebola to have such a significatnt impact have still not been addressed, including enormous gaps in health services accross the country.

When Covid-19 crisis  hit Liberia, ActionAid Liberia quickly responded to the first indications that Covid-19 presented a risk to  the country and immediately began to raised awareness in Monrovia training 25 young people to lead a humanitarian response.