Liberian President Makes Reducing Maternal Death Top Priority
VOA News: Liberia’s Sirleaf Tackles One of Africa’s Highest Maternal Death Rates
“Upon assuming the presidency in 2006, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promised to tackle many national problems made worse by a decade of civil war. One of her goals was to curtail the maternal death rate, which has soared to 994 out of every 100,000 live births. … This year, President Sirleaf announced that reducing maternal deaths was among her government’s top priorities…” (Flomo, 6/3).