In 2015, AHA has expanded its operations in Liberia by signing an agreement with the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Republic of Liberia and UNHCR.
The agreement with the MOH of Republic of Liberia was signed on December 23, 2014. This is a program for the restoration of health services in Mantserrado County. The program has been necessitated by the fact that all health facilities in the county closed down during the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak. The project is operational from December 2014 to May 30 2015 for the duration of six months. Under this project a total of 14 health facilities in Mantserrado County will be supported by AHA covering total catchment population of 148,000 people.
Signing ceremony with MOH of Republic of Liberia (on the right Dr.Walter T.Gwenigal MD. Minister, MOH, on the left AHA Country Director – Dr. Kedir Wajiso)
AHA signed the agreement with UNHCR on December 31st 2014. This project will provide assistance in Health services, RH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition to 37,000 refugees and other persons of concern in all three refugee camps in Liberia namely Bahn refugee camp in Nimba county, PTP refugee camp in Grand Gedah County, and Little Wlebo refugee camp in Maryland County. The project started as of January 1, 2015. AHA has been providing health services in Bahn camp, Nimba County since 2012.
In order to facilitate healthcare provision in all three camps, UNHCR has donated three new ambulances and one additional vehicle to AHA on February, 4, 2015. This donation will enable AHA to provide robust emergency healthcare services and strengthen the referral system for all refugee camps.