Charting health system reconstruction in post-war Liberia: a comparison of rural vs. remote healthcare utilization

In by Avani Duggaraju


Last Mile Health
Academic Journal: BMC Health Services Research


This paper works to better understand the recovery efforts of the health sector in Liberia, following a conflict. It focuses in on the changes in how health services are utilized in the five-year period after the conflict. Data from the Liberian Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) was used to find trends. The district of Konobo was of particular interest, giving its remote and isolated nature. It was found that rural regions remained at risk for limited access to health services relative to other parts of the country, in the post-conflict period. A focus on the remote populations must be  developed, in order to give them the same health care as the rest of the nation.