Pregnant Women Face a Dire Situation
at a Glance
Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world, making it one of the most dangerous places to give birth.
We believe no woman should die giving life.
per 100,000 live births
# of medical doctors, nurses,
and midwives per 10,000 people
1 in 17 women in Sierra Leone
has a lifetime risk of death
related to pregnancy or childbirth
Responding to a Maternal Health Emergency
PIH refuses to accept that women should die in childbirth.
With the Ministry of Health, PIH began improving the maternal care available at Koidu Government Hospital. The facility now has 24-hour electricity to support C-sections, a blood bank to respond to post-partum hemorrhages, and a fully stocked pharmacy in labor and delivery. Clinicians also receive trainings to improve their skills and provide better care to patients.
With the Greens’ support, PIH will continue and expand this transformative work so that every pregnant woman can look forward to childbirth as a moment to celebrate, not one to fear.