Thank you for helping MAP and the Carter Center save lives.
MAP International, along with The Carter Center, provides neuropsychiatric medicines and supplies to the Liberian Ministry of Health. These medications will be distributed to hospitals, health centers, and clinics (public and private) throughout Liberia, where there are trained health care workers, including mental health clinicians.
President & Mrs. Carter recently visited MAP's Global Medicines Distribution Center in Brunswick, GA. Since March 2018, MAP International has provided medication to serve the needs of more than 67,000 people.
“Access to neuropsychiatric medication is a step in the efforts to bolster mental wellness in Liberians. We are grateful that this partnership with MAP International complements our work with the Liberian Ministry of Health to reduce suffering and increase the quality of life for those living with mental illnesses in Liberia,” said Carter Center CEO Mary Ann Peters.
A decade of civil conflict and the outbreak of Ebola have created a mental health crisis in Liberia that has been intensified by misconceptions, stigma, and the resulting discrimination surrounding mental illnesses.
“This represents a critical extension of our mission,” said MAP International President Steve Stirling. “We work best in partnership with others. The programs being carried out by the Ministry and the Carter Center will have a much greater impact for the people of Liberia because of MAP’s participation,” Mr. Stirling said.
Working with the Liberian government and partners, The Carter Center has helped to create a corps of over 230 locally-trained and credentialed mental health clinicians now serving all 15 counties in the country.
Millions of Liberians suffer from the psychological impact of more than a decade of civil conflict, along with the misconceptions, stigma, and discrimination surrounding mental illnesses. The Ebola outbreak in 2015 exacerbated mental health problems and sharply exposed the impacts of the shortage of mental health care training for health professionals and inadequate supplies of necessary medications.
Since 2010, building on nearly two decades of fostering peace and democracy in Liberia, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program has worked to help create a sustainable mental health system in Liberia.
The initiative has focused on training a mental health workforce, supporting the passage of a national mental health law, assisting Liberia's Ministry of Health in implementing the national mental health policy and plan, reducing stigma, and empowering family caregivers.
President and Mrs. Carter were presented the Bill Foege Global Health award for their commitment and extraordinary contributions to global health progress.
Here Mrs. Carter accepts the award from MAP International President Steve Stirling.
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