The Liberian health system was largely unprepared for the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola Virus, which infected more than 10,600 Liberians. IMA’s longtime partner, the Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL), positioned itself early on to respond to this crisis.
IMA supported CHAL to train health care professionals, community health volunteers, and religious and traditional leaders on the key facts about Ebola and how to stop its spread. IMA also supported CHAL’s community outreach efforts utilizing posters, flyers, and jingles that were played on the radio and through the streets of select villages via sound trucks. IMA also procured 58 kits of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for CHAL to distribute to health workers at 18 health centers, along with the training on their proper use.