Transition to recovery-going beyond EVD

Sep 14, 2015

The C-QIP project seeks to support local Liberian community based organizations (CBOs) from Montserrado County that are assisting people who have been affected by Ebola.

UNDP has awarded a check of $362,500 to Mother Patten College of Health Sciences, to implement the Community Quick Impact Project (C-QIP).

Funded through the Ebola Multi Partners Trust Fund (MPTF), C-QIP was initially managed by the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) within the framework of its Ebola Response Quick Impact Projects (ERQIPs).

This project is expected to benefit up to 70 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Montseraddo County who will receive micro-grants of up to $5,000 based on vetted but simple proposals that will support small-scale, low-cost community empowerment projects.

As part of its community-focused recovery effort, UNDP has forged partnership with the Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences to support grass root community based organizations to enhance surveillance, community awareness and prevention activities to ensure Liberia stays at zero, while at the same time building resilience and enhancing recovery.

A very strong community participation component in the identification, design, and implementation and monitoring is a key hallmark of this initiative. The initiative will focus on four thematic areas including strengthening the capacity of the communities to prepare and respond to the outbreak of Ebola and other diseases; improving access to WASH facilities in communities; strengthening the capacities of the CBOs to design, implement and report on preventive interventions. They will also work with school clubs for the establishment of various mechanisms in the fight against Ebola among others.

The C-QIP project seeks to support local Liberian community based organizations (CBOs) from Montserrado County that are assisting people who have been affected by Ebola. The key focus is to preserve stability for the gains made and to promote multifaceted preparedness, including a transition to recovery, staying at or going beyond EVD.

Contact

For further information, contact: Stanley Kamara- Economic Specialist/Nat.Ec; E-mail- stanley.kamara@undp.org - Tel: +231-0770003782/0886580203

Augusta Pshorr –Communications Analyst E-mail: augusta.pshorr@undp.org Tel: +231-770-003-819/886-521-425

Sam Zota –National UNV Communications Associate Email: zotasam@gmail.com Tel: +231-886-474-563/770175162

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