Health
 Liberia
Project #17788

Support Liberian Maternal & Child Health Care

by IMANI HOUSE, Inc
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Summary

Rural areas in Liberia are without healthcare, health ed., or literacy services. Without this Liberians are unable to use preventative methods that decrease infant and maternal mortality. Each year our Clinic serves over 15,000 people. In 2015 we added a mobile health clinic, and an ambulance. We are creating a Women's and Family Health Manual and Training program to start in 2017. In our efforts to improve sanitary practices we will also start installing latrines and wells. Please contribute
$98,000.00
total goal
$54,241.00
remaining
111
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years active

Challenge

Many years post-conflict, most Liberians still live in poverty and lack access to quality, affordable healthcare, education or Literacy. Patients often walk long distances for care and risk being turned away due to a lack of medical supplies. Malnutrition, Malaria and other diseases are rampant, and Liberia's maternal and infant mortality are among the highest in the world - nearly 15% of children die by their first birthday, and pregnant women face a 1 in 24 chance of dying giving birth.

Solution

IHI purchased two ambulances to support local hospitals and bring health care to remote areas. We are creating a Women's Health Education Manual for our outreach and installing latrines & wells in 5 areas. Because of the low levels of literacy & health care in the areas outside of Monrovia, we have turned one of the ambulances into a mobile health unit. Bringing Health Care, Health Ed. to remote areas will enrich women's ability to improve preventative practices & increase life expectancy

Long-Term Impact

IHI not only provides care, resources, and education to promote the health and wellbeing of its community, it also serves as a model for locally driven grassroots development. We know that when provided with opportunities for health and literacy, people can and do take ownership of the improvement of their lives and communities. Your donation will help us ensure that area residents continue to receive quality, affordable healthcare and education and our staff will continue to earn a living wage.

Resources

http:/​/​www.imanihouse.org
Imani House Website
Clinic Reopens after death of 2 Imani House Staff

Organization Information

IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Location: Brooklyn, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.imanihouse.org
Project Leader:
Bisi Ideraabdullah
Executive Director
Brooklyn, NY United States
$43,759 raised of $98,000 goal
 
169 donations
$54,241 to go
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