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Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990.

Maternal mortality


Latest report from UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress.

Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth or within six weeks after birth.


UNICEF supporting malnutrition screening and treatment



Back to school after surviving Ebola

Back to school after ebola Patrick Poopei, 7, entered a higher grade for the new school year in September after passing his end-of-term exams before the summer break. Like many Liberian children, Patrick and his family have been affected by Ebola.

Raising awareness in her community: One woman's story of endurance






Training healthcare workers to save Liberia’s babies

LBR-Training Maternal Mortality



The training is essential to help reduce newborn deaths. It combines two elements – Helping Babies Breathe – which focuses on resuscitation just after delivery if required; and Essential Care for Every Baby, the provision of essential care in the first 90 minutes and beyond.

UNICEF Liberia staff recount working during Ebola crisis



More than 70,000 children born during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia at risk of exclusion if not registered, warns UNICEF

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UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.







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