Summary

BIPAI has worked with the government of Liberia to assist John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital with its efforts to improve medical practice, education and patient care. The program aimed to reverse high child and maternal morbidity and mortality rates that occur in the context of poor healthcare service coverage, a dispersed population, poor baseline nutrition, unhealthy reproductive and birthing practices and an onerous civil registration process. Program activities are guided by advancing integrated, locally-driven solutions for healthy and productive development and are focused on five goal areas, access to care and capacity building of lay people and health professionals, surveillance, prevention and program management.

Following the Ebola outbreak in 2015, BIPAI has shifted focus from providing on-the-ground physicians to developing a program to support the Liberia Post-Graduate Medical Education Council (LPGMC) through sustainable capacity building initiatives that would not require a pediatrician or obstetrician/gynecologist in-country.