Note: The menu shows the 36 African countries where Africare has worked, not the other African countries.

 

liberia

“Since Africare provided us with Mama Kits, maternal health has been improved because the Mama Kits encourage women to come to the clinic for delivery. A lot of the women who would have complications from delivery at home are now able to get care at the clinic. We did nine deliveries last week!”

 

- Mary Tennie, Certified Midwife at Salala Clinic

 

Africare/Liberia

Delivery of Essential Package of Health Services in Bong County
Donor: Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/USAID
Location: Bong County
Purpose: Increase access to and utilization of a comprehensive package of high quality health and social welfare services

FY13 Accomplishments:
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Administered Penta 3 vaccines to 1,586 children over one year old
-Treated 100% of pregnant women found to be HIV positive with antiretroviral therapy
-Provided 13 Yamaha AG 100 motorbikes to the Bong County Health and Social Welfare team as logistical support to increase outreach services
-Provided PMTCT services at 16 health facilities with two facilities providing antiretroviral therapy services
-Distributed over 600 mama-baby kits and 800 Trained Traditional Midwife (TTM) kits

Delivery of Essential Health and Social Welfare Services in Nimba County
Donor: Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare/USAID
Implementing Partner: Christian Health Association of Liberia
Location: Nimba County
Purpose: Increase access to and utilization of a comprehensive package of high quality health and social welfare services

FY13 Accomplishments:
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Administered Penta3 vaccines to 14,886 children over one year old
-Formed school health clubs in 18 schools
-Treated 59,410 children with malaria with Artemisinin Combination Therapy

Innovation, Research, Operations and Planned Evaluation for Mothers and Children Project
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partner: University of Michigan
Location: Bong County
Purpose: Increase quality of care and access to skilled birth attendants in primary health clinics, reducing neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality through the utilization of maternal waiting homes (MWHs)

FY13 Accomplishments:
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Distributed 1,738 Mama & Baby kits to mothers and 662 TTM kits to TTMs at health facilities
-Provided 979 Insecticide-Treated Nets to pregnant women through collaboration with national malaria control program
-Conducted regular supportive supervision at all MWHs and provided mentoring to Certified Midwives on data collection and admission criteria
-Constructed and dedicated two MWHs making a total of 6 functional MWHs in Bong County

Maternal Waiting Home Construction
Donor: Government of Japan
Location: Bong County
Purpose: Increase quality of care and access to skilled birth attendants in primary health clinics, reducing neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality
FY13 Accomplishments:
Began construction of two additional MWHs in Bong County