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Sierra Leone Islands Use Midwives To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Inter Press Service: How Midwives on Sierra Leone’s Almost Untouched Turtle Islands are Improving Women’s Health
“…For island communities [off the southwest peninsula of Sierra Leone] that have very little access to the mainland, basic health information is difficult to come by, therefore the risks — especially those pertaining to pregnancy, become inevitable. With a population of over six million, where women of childbearing age are between the ages of 15 and 49, this West African country has refocused its health initiatives, working tirelessly to strengthen the capacity and training of skilled midwives — an exceptional tool in reducing maternal and infant mortality…” (Erakit, 8/26).