This year the Binghamton University PIH Engage team will be raising funds for the Pleebo Health Center in Liberia as a part of a larger focus on maternal and child health.
Since the Ebola Epidemic began circa 2014, maternal and infant mortality in Liberia was observed to increase by 50% with 1,072 death per 100,000 live births alongside a disruption in vaccination coverage of measles and pertussis. The healthcare system in the southeast of Liberia was already unstable due to civil war, and was not prepared to face such a devastating outbreak such as the Ebola Epidemic. Mothers and their infants are suffering from the devastation that Ebola wreaked upon Liberia and need our help to stabilize and build the capacity of the Liberian health care system.
Partners in Health needs your help in establishing the healthcare system that Liberia desperately needs. Your generous donations will go to the Pleebo Health Center in southeast Liberia. This facility is the only public health center available to the 60,000 people of Pleebo. It experiences patient intake at around 100 patients a day with an estimated wait time of 3 hours. Our goal is to raise enough funds to reach zero maternal and infant mortality over the expected 30,000 facility-based births over the next 5 years by training a next generation of health workers and expanding and renovating the health center in order to reduce the mortality rates that we see today with an increase in access to safe births.
A donation of $15 could pay for a Mama Baby Kit which encourages safe facility-based births. Together we can ensure the establishment of an environment in which mothers can trust that they will receive quality healthcare; a right that every mother and child deserve across the world. Please donate to help our cause.
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