Liberia Celebrates Progress toward Ending Preventable Child Deaths, and Commits to Accelerate Child Mortality Reduction
In spite of the progress made in Liberia, neonatal mortality is still high at 27/1,000 live births, thus significantly slowing Liberia’s progress toward achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 by 2015.
Administrative problems in the health care system impact patients access to care.
Liberia’s Ministry of Health approves chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care to prevent newborn infections and kangaroo mother care to help preterm babies survive as part of newborn health strategy.
The report also calls on governments to make their health systems stronger to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. This, the report said, should include the provision of adequate funding to long term health worker training, recruitment, support and retention.
MCHIP discusses Madagascar’s approach to Maternal and Newborn Health.
An inter-Country Training of Trainers in Home Based Maternal and Newborn Care opened in Monrovia yesterday with a called for participating countries to work in reducing maternal and newborn mortality rate which remain high.
One in 25 babies delivered in Liberia, West Africa is stillborn or dies within 24 hours, making it one of the toughest places in the world to deliver babies, as a British midwife found.