The Rapid Mortality Surveillance System (RMSS) was a RESOLVE funded pilot project that ran from October 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. It involved collecting retrospective and prospective data across selected health facilities and communities in Liberia. The country now plans to institutionalize and scale-up mortality surveillance. To be sustainable, however, the RMS will form a part of the routine functions of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, and data collected will feed into the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system of the country.
This led to a collective agreement to go ahead with the institutionalization and scale-up of mortality surveillance across the country which brought together Stakeholders which include representatives from USAID, Ministry of Justice, Liberia Institute of Statistics & Geo-information services (LIGIS), CDC, NPHIL, MOH, AFENET and Ministry of Internal Affairs.The aimed of this project is to develop a one-year costed plan for the progressive scale up of mortality surveillance in Liberia
The objective of this plan is that by the end of one year, mortality surveillance as conducted during the RMS pilot will be done in all health facilities and some selected communities across the 15 counties of Liberia.