Ebola may change how aid is spent on healthcare in Africa

Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone HNN Team

Experts are now debating whether the funding balance needs to be adjusted to concentrate more on building general health systems in poor countries so they can withstand health crises like Ebola.

Heart-Rending Test in Ebola Zone: A Baby

Liberia HNN Team

Many health workers in Liberia and its virus-ravaged neighbors have contracted Ebola while attending to births and being exposed to blood and other body fluids, provoking fears of providing maternity care.

Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone HNN Team

When Ebola broke out in Sierra Leone in May, and Liberia in August, the number of births attended by a health professional in Liberia dropped from 52 percent to 38 percent.

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Liberia, Niger, Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Team

New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013.

Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

Ethiopia, Nigeria, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Liberia, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda HNN Team

Most are from preventable causes such as diseases like pneumonia, malnutrition and complications in labour, but new research highlights success in Rwanda.

New handbook to enhance newborn and child care in Liberia

Liberia HNN Team

Handbook on newborn and child care for community health workers will contribute to better health care services for hard to reach communities in Liberia.

Cutting child deaths from pneumonia in Liberia

Liberia HNN Team

Liberia has begun a campaign to vaccinate infants under the age of 12 months for pneumonia. Thousands of Liberian children died of the disease last year.

Global child mortality rates “halved”

Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda HNN Team

The report indicated that even some of the world’s poorest countries were able to dramatically reduce child mortality rates.

Officials of Jhpiego Commend Liberia’s Progress in Fighting Maternal Mortality

Liberia HNN Team

Jhpiego officials met with President Sirleaf to discuss their organization’s 40th anniversary and their maternal and newborn health programs in Liberia.

Already an unlikely success story, Liberia boosts efforts to end child death

Liberia HNN Team

Liberia recently launched an aggressive new health plan as part of an international movement to end preventable child deaths.