Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Sierra Leone is an African country situated on the western coast between Liberia and Guinea. One of the major health problems this country faces is in respect to maternal and infantile health. Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality of all nations. This is secondary to difficulty accessing services, the quality of available services, and the education provided to mothers. Interventions have been put in place but have not demonstrated a decrease in these mortality rates. Changing the structure of the health system and increasing education may be two ways to improve the health problem in Sierra Leone.

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