Liberia Digital Health Dashboard

Ranking 130 out of 139 on the Networked Readiness Index, Liberia faces challenges on all 10 pillars of the readiness index, particularly infrastructure and individual usage.

According to the African Health Observatory, factors hindering eHealth implementation in Liberia are:

  • Leadership governance and policy
  • Infrastructure
  • Human resources
  • Finance

Following the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015, Liberia embarked on a strategic planning process to develop a Health Information System Strategic Plan for 2016  to 2021 which, among other things, addresses the challenges listed above.

National Digital Health Systems

Digital Health Case Studies

Digital Health Resources

National Health Information Management System

Liberia has a functional national health management information system (HMIS) which captures data from the  health facility on services provided as well as the data on administrative and management outputs.

The policy and strategy were developed in conjunction with USAID/BASICS, leading to the development and operationalisation of the architecture and implementation plan.

  • National indicators were agreed
  • Facility‐level integrated reporting forms were aligned with the indicator data set
  • Computers were purchased and installed in each county

Health Information System

The Health Information System operates through DHIS2. Liberia has updated the national indicators, prepared Standard Operating Procedures, and conducted on-going training.

While the use of data for decision‐making and planning requires some improvement, the MOHSW staff is gaining experience in the collection and generation of information and has started to produce weekly Epidemiological Bulletin and quarterly health service bulletins to disseminate information to stakeholders

Community Based Health Information System

In partnership with USAID/BASICS, MOHSW designed a Community Health Management Information System (C-HMIS). The C-HMIS links information from the services provided in the community to facility level information.

The C-HMIS has been designed based on a standard list of indicators reflecting the main services provided by the Community Health Volunteers.

At county level, C-HMIS data are processed electronically through the same software application as the facility-based HMIS (DHIS2).

mHero

mHero is a mobile phone-based system that uses basic text messaging to connect health workers to health officials, to each other, and to critical information that can save lives. It was piloted and scaled in Liberia, starting in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak.

The Liberian MOH owns mHERO as their platform. It is now being used in Liberia for a wide variety of use cases implemented including FP commodity, nutrition, and mental Health.

Stakeholders

Digital Health Implementing Organisations

Relevant Government Institutions

  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
    moh.gov.lr
    Luke Bawo Coordinator: Evaluation, Research & Health Statistics
  • Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo‐information Services (LISGIS)
    www.lisgis.net
  • Ministry of Finance & Development Planning
    mfdp.gov.lr
  • Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
    www.mopt.gov.lr
  • Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA)
    www.lta.gov.lr