In 1992 the Imani House Liberia Maternal & Child Health Care Clinic opened in the rural area of Brewerville to provide free care and relief to thousands of Liberians displaced by civil war. Today, 20 years later, the clinic is a full service health care facility, serving over 17,000 people annually. Women and children make up 94% of all patients - many walk miles to attend. In early 2013, our primary funder left the project. Your donation will preserve the Clinic and ensure its sustainability.
Liberia has one of the 5 highest infant mortality rates. Measles, malaria, malnutrition and limited prenatal care result from poverty and poor education. Teen pregnancies are at 38%, HIV/Aids is rising, over 80% of the population lives on less than $1 a day & life expectancy is at 56 years. Despite post war progress, many Liberians lack access to quality affordable healthcare. Patients often must walk long distances for care and risk being turned away for lack of medical supplies or staffing.
IHI's Clinic offers integrated health services to over 17000 women/children & families in semi-rural Brewerville each year. We provide emergency treatment, pre & post-natal care, immunizations, family planning, STD, malaria treatment, HIV prevention, health education, laboratory screening and other. We work with the Ministry of Health to train & support local midwives and can now offer daytime deliveries and emergency transportation. Patients receive personalized care from our qualified staff.
The Clinic has seen marked decreases in maternal deaths and delivery complications in the community and improvement in families' quality of life through its public health offerings. Continued service ensures that area residents receive good health care for treatable illnesses, and wounds before they become infected or even fatal. IHI acts as a community educator and resource to provide families with enough information on preventative measures to properly assist themselves & their families.
Total Funding Received to Date: $500
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,500
Total Funding Goal: $20,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).