Liberia is still struggling to provide sufficient maternal and newborn care services. The country has one of the 10 highest maternal death rates in the world, and an extremely high infant mortality rate as well. A newborn has a 51 in 1,000 chance of dying in the first 28 days of life, according to 2017 data.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has loudly welcomed the landmark Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Head of Technical with Malaria Consortium, a civic group for West and Central Africa, Helen Counihan, says antimicrobial resistance is a major global health challenge, affecting people, animals and the environment.