After more than fourteen years of violent conflict in Liberia, peace has been restored, a democratically elected government is in place, and Liberians are moving forward to restore their country. The civil war claimed over 300,000 lives, displacing over 80% of the population and destroying all power, water, school, and hospital facilities. This was followed by the ebola crisis in 2015. Over 80% of the women and girls we see are illiterate, which is why health education sessions are so critical
Dr. Hena , a Liberian born missionary, developed the framework for a Liberian women's initiative while living and working as a doctor in Kazakhstan. She returned to Liberia in 2012, establishing the Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia Program. In January at the height of the ebola crisis, as the government healthcare system failed, we made the critical decision to accelerate the construction of a new medical center. Dedicated last fall, this new purpose-built facility is fully self-sufficient.
Kakata is centrally located at a crossroads with people travelling to and from the capital, Monrovia. It is a place of commerce, the primary distribution point between farmers and the capital. During the ebola crisis the population grew by 30%, farmers moving to the interior and people fleeing the city. Our new primary care center offers medical and dental services, as well as pharmacy, lab and imaging services. As the government decentralizes, we're ready to offer high quality healthcare.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Healthy Women, Healthy LIberia
Called to Action: A Women's Health Initiative