Since the onset of EVD outbreak in West Africa, Liberia has an estimated 8278 total cases, resulting in 3515 deaths (as of January 10, 2015).
This FOA will assist Liberia in intensifying its surveillance of EVD through training Epidemiologists at the local and National level, providing National
Epidemiologist EVD subject matter experts to assist County field teams in their work; as well as provide logistical support, supplies and equipment for Epidemiology Field teams to be able to conduct EVD surveillance.
Laboratory systems will be strengthened through the assistance of a Senior Laboratory Data specialist, upgrades to the Laboratory Data Integration systems, and provision of much needed laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment.
EVD Chain of Transmission activities will include assessment of facilities throughout the country; and epidemiological active surveillance country wide, at the county level.
Health Care Workers and community health leaders will be trained on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities, and infection prevention and control (IPC) activities.