Bong County Health Service Project
Liberia is now rebuilding after 14 years of civil war. Only 17% of health facilities existed after the years of fighting. The single biggest cause of mortality to pregnant women and children is malaria, despite being a preventable and curable disease.
In Liberia, maternity mortality rate is a staggering 7 maternal deaths per 1,000 births. Over 40% of children under 5 have stunted growth, typically due to chronic malnutrition.
Bong County has few medical facilities; over half the population must walk over an hour to access medical care.
Only 52% of births take place at a health facility; only 55% of women seek treatment to prevent malaria during pregnancy.