Liberia has realized tremendous progress in the last five years following the 2014–2016 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which resulted in 11,310 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Investments in human resources, institutions and infrastructure by the government, the private sector, and donors have reinvigorated the healthcare sector.
The STOP Spillover team will leverage Liberia’s strengths and build on work conducted by PREDICT, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other actors, while recognizing the challenges inherent in working in Liberia’s resource constrained environment.
STOP Spillover will organize outcome mapping (OM) training and planning sessions with Liberian governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. OM training and planning are participatory processes to identify an overall goal and the critical transformations required to achieve expected outcomes. The outcomes help to guide the selection of intervention strategies and activities at selected interfaces and for the highest priority pathogens.
In Liberia, STOP Spillover will be led by a Country Team in collaboration with Government of Liberia partners. The Country Team is responsible for maintaining in-country relationships, ensuring logistical support for implementation, and collaborating with and overseeing the work of One Health Design, Research and Mentoring (OH-DReaM) working groups, which are the primary implementers of STOP Spillover activities.