Liberia: Maternal and Child Mortality Crisis Demands More Women as Community Health Assistants

Via AllAfrica | 04 May 2021 - 13:14:14
[The Aspen Institute] There's no debating the impact of poor health on Liberian women. They have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, poor access to modern family planning methods, and endure increased levels of sexual and gender-based violence. Their children don't fare much better; the under-fives, especially newborns, suffer needlessly from illness and death due to common, preventable childhood illnesses. Source