The Power of Porridge: Fighting Malnutrition With Local Ingredients

By Amy Ostrander Kou, a mother of seven, lives in Nimba County, Liberia, and like the rest of the nation, her community struggles with high rates of poverty and child malnutrition.[1] Mothers in Kou’s community share stories about children being small and failing to thrive, suffering from frequent diarrhea, and others who have reddish hair [...]

NGOs Gather on Capitol Hill to Discuss Lessons Learned from Ebola Response

By Christa Davis Ebola may be declared officially over in Liberia but thousands of people now face the challenge of having to rebuild their lives and communities. The Ebola epidemic killed more than 11,300 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. New cases have dwindled virtually to zero, but the World Health Organization has warned [...]

Women Crucial to Rebuilding Liberia after Ebola

Nancy is determined to succeed, despite obstacles she’s faced. The devastating Ebola outbreak led to thousands of deaths in Liberia and a deterioration of the country’s economy. When the Ebola epidemic began in West Africa, Project Concern International (PCI) leveraged its existing programming in Liberia to address the largest outbreak ever. We were already on [...]

Great News: Liberia Declared Ebola-free

Today, we join the world in celebrating an end to the Ebola fight by continuing to work in Liberia and empowering communities to build a resilient health care system. We welcome a future for Liberia filled with resiliency, strength and hope. The deadly Ebola virus shook the world as countries in West Africa and elsewhere, [...]

Celebrating a Milestone in Liberia: Closing an Ebola Treatment Unit

On October 31, PCI Liberia celebrated an incredible milestone: the closing of our Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Ganta, Nimba County. PCI Liberia’s Country Director, Jolene Mullins, Dr. Teweldebrhan Abrha, Chief of Party and the team have spent the last year in this area mobilizing a team of health professionals to stop the threat of [...]