Liberia Maternal Mortality rate of 994/100,000 is one of the highest in the world. The local NGO, Liberia Prevention of Maternal Mortality (LPMM), is part of the Regional Prevention of Maternal Mortality (RPMM, headquarters in Accra, Ghana), an organization engaged in activities aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal deaths in West Africa. Since 1999, LPMM has been working in Monrovia and its suburbs to strengthen maternal services delivery, collect maternal data, mobilize and sensitize on the prevention of maternal and neonatal deaths. With the financial support of MMF, LPMM is extending its methodology and approach to other parts of the country, starting with Bong County. The goal of this grant is to contribute to the reduction maternal and neonatal mortality in Bong county and supporting the work and efforts of local NGOs.
- Establish a local office in Bong County
- Conduct Home-based life saving skills training for 11 TTMs7TBAs in 25 communities around 5 clinics
- Collect and analyze Maternal and new born data from 5 clinics and Phebe Hospital
Partners: McCall MacBain Foundation
Implementing Partners: Liberia Prevention of Maternal Mortality (LPMM), part of the Regional Prevention of Maternal Mortality (RPMM)
Focus Areas: Health