BENEFITING: IT TAKES A VILLAGE AFRICA CORPORATION
In responses to the health challenges facing the population, It Takes A Village Africa is focused on improving child and maternal health as well as improving prevention, control, and management of major infectious diseases while improving the nutrition.
In Liberia, with a population of 4.5 million, the infant mortality rate is 157 out of every live births while the maternal mortality rate is 580 out of every 100,000 live births. If a child survives birth, there is a one in nine chance that they will die before their 5th birthday and only 39% of children under the age of two have received the recommended vaccinations.
Our services currently covers monthly wellness checkup, monthly health education, training first responders in each school, menstrual health and hygiene, and clinics.We need more partners to support and help us build a health care system in both urban and rural Liberia. One of the first steps in this process is to educate communities and provide them basic materials, which we often take for granted the United States.
- Provide sanitary napkins and distribute to women in rural and urban
- Educate men, women, and young adults on safe sex initiatives and provide condoms and other safe sex tools.
- Hold women’s reproduction health seminars to ensure that women are in control of their reproduction and better able to support children they decide to have.
- Hold more monthly health education seminars with students to allow them the time needed to ask questions about their health and well.
We are working in partnership with The HEAL Foundation Inc., whose primary purpose is to bring HEALTH, HOPE, and HAPPINESS to the nations, and Healthy Nation. Healthy Nation works with K-12 students in and around Monrovia, the Liberian Capital, with plans to expand services to rural Liberia. We believe that access to affordable health care is a basic human necessity and are striving to provide the widest range of medical and dental service possible to children who would otherwise not have access to care.
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