Train 100 Nurses & Midwives in rural Liberia



The purpose of this project is to reduce maternal and infant mortality in rural Liberia by training nurses and midwives to provide healthcare to rurual women and childen, through mobile clinics.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Liberia's health care institutions face severe shortages in health care professionals and appropriately skilled administrators and staff. This has resulted in the lack of access to healthcare in the rurual areas of the country.This shortage has adversely affected the effort of public health to fight HIV/AIDS infection, child and maternal mortality. According to United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), maternal mortality is by far the largest difference between poor and rich countries.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will renovate an existing building to be setup as teaching facility and a clinic to train nurses and midwives, while providing health services. The program will underwrite a large portion of students' education, making it affordable.

Potential Long Term Impact

The program will improve women and children health by producing trained healthcare providers in the country with knowledge and skills in maternal and children health. The program is expected to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate by 70% .

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $610

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $610 .  The original project funding goal was $75,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Dongo Pewee

Grand Rapids, MI Afghanistan

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