Today we want to focus on the statistics and programs that are being offered in Liberia as provided by organizations such as the World Health Organization. WHO Liberia 2016 Annual Report states the following about one of our primary concerns - Maternal and Newborn Health as found on page 31 of the above mentioned report:
Liberia is among countries with the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Maternal mortality is estimated at 1,072 per 100,000 live births, a significant increase from 578 per 100,000 live births in 2000. Similarly, neonatal mortality and post-neonatal mortality in 2013 were estimated at 26 and 54 deaths per 1,000 live births respectively. These high rates are attributable to a range of factors including limited access to Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) at critical times to address major health problems for women such as haemorrhage obstructed labor, sepsis and eclampsia.
As you can see from the above, Yei Kaalu has its work cut out for it. We hope to work with as many organizations, including WHO, to help bring the best health care and education as possible to the people of Sannequiliie; the region and to the people of Liberia. It is a basic human right as stated in the UN's Article 25 of the UDHR written in 1948.