Liberia - Strengthening West Africa’s Public Health Systems Response to the Ebola Crisis (SWAPHS)

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Aug 2014
Signature Date 13 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Mar 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 20 Jun 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Commitment U.A 1,200,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The West African Public Health Systems Strengthening Project (SWAPHS) was initiated in view of the scale of the Ebola epidemic in the West African sub-region. The project focuses on three main strategic outcomes: strengthening human capacities and emergency response and preparedness systems, infrastructure development and strengthening regional governance and institutions. In the short term, this project should support the development of technical capacity to develop emergency responses to outbreaks. In the long term, it should strengthen the capacity of public health systems, provide epidemiological surveillance and implement the response to current and future epidemics. The total cost of the project, excluding taxes and duties, is estimated at UA 40 million and its total duration should not exceed 8 months.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to strengthen sub-regional health systems in order to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce Ebola morbidity and mortality in the sub-region and to break the transmission chain.


The project will directly benefit approximately 321 million people in the ECOWAS sub-region. The beneficiaries of the assistance are the populations of the Republic of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria as well as neighbouring countries (Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Togo, Benin, Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Cape Verde).

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-IBE-002
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Caroline JEHU-APPIAH

Geographic Location

Country Liberia
Coordinates Location Name
6.5 -9.5 Liberia