Africare ends meeting on Maternal Mortality reduction

Africare Liberia in collaboration with Michigan University and the Ministry of Health has ended a day-long meeting with several stakeholders in Suakoko District, Bong County.


The meeting at Phebe Compound brought together Representatives from the Michigan University, the Ministry of Health, traditional leaders and Africare Liberia, among others.

Addressing a team of journalists, Africare Liberia Country Director Madam Faith Akovi Cooper narrated that Africare’s work focuses on health, agriculture and youth empowerment respectively.

She adds that the meeting was intended to strategize plans for the improvement of the health sector. According to her, Africare remains committed to the Liberian People across the Country in reducing the high increase of maternal mortality here.

Madam Cooper states that the entity has been working in the Country for the past twenty five years, adding that as implementing partner, it has been engaged in the construction of Maternal Waiting Homes in some parts of the Country.

Director Cooper maintains that Africare Liberia is currently working in Bong and Nimba Counties in creating awareness on the reduction of maternal mortality.She says after the next few years, she hopes to see the reduction of maternal death and improved health system in Liberia.

Also speaking at the meeting, Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Collins Saa Bowah extended commendations to the Michigan University and Africare Liberia for the services that the two organizations are rendering to the Liberian People.

He names the lack of health facilities in some parts of the Country as some of the challenges faced by patients and health practitioners, noting that lots of women lost their lives due to their late arrival at those health facilities in their respective communities.

Africare is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. which provides development aid for Africa. Since 1970, Africare has been improving lives and building a better future by partnering with local communities, focusing on agriculture and food security, healthcare, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, access to potable water, and women's empowerment.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong --Edited by Winston W. Parley

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