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Liberia National Respectful Maternity Care Strategy

The Liberia National Respectful Maternity (RMC) Strategy outlines the Ministry of Health’s 5-year approach to addressing the drivers of disrespect and abuse in order to ensure respectful maternity care. It also outlines the Ministry’s priorities and identifies interventions that can uphold the rights of pregnant women through the continuum of care, beginning with the onset of pregnancy to labor.

This strategy is intended to be used by policymakers, program managers, and planners at all levels in both public and private sectors, health service providers across all levels of the services delivery, health training institutions, professionals associations and bodies, development partners, and all stakeholders who support the implementation of activities that are geared towards improving the experience of care for childbearing women and newborns.

The Liberia National Respectful Maternity (RMC) Strategy was developed through a participatory process. The Ministry of Health’s Family Health Program appreciatively acknowledges the contributions of many stakeholders, representing several divisions and units of the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, international and local non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, professional bodies, and academic institutions who provided deep insight and support in the development of this strategy. Professional and technical experts of the following institutions and partners contributed to the development of this strategy:

  • Ministry of Health
    • Family Health Program
    • Nursing and Midwifery Division
    • County Health Services Division
    • Nutrition Division
    • Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA)
    • Global Financing Facility, World Bank
    • County Health Teams
    • Hospital Medical Directors
  • Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia
  • National Public Health Institute of Liberia
  • Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
  • Serene Health Inc
  • Liberia Prevention of Maternal Mortality
  • Breakthrough ACTION Liberia
  • ideas42
  • Last Mile Health
  • Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Americares
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Partners in Health
  • A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine
  • Episcopal Church of Liberia Development Relief

Source: Breakthrough ACTION

Date of Publication: January 30, 2023