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Washington Post Examines Access To Maternal And Child Health Care In Sierra Leone

The Washington Post examines access to maternal and child health services in Sierra Leone after the government dropped fees for such services last year, a move that “appears to have sharply cut into mortality rates for pregnant women and deaths from malaria for small children.”

“Sierra Leone is at the vanguard of a revolution – heavily subsidized for now by international donors – that appears to be substantially lessening health dangers here in one of the riskiest countries in the world for pregnant women and small children,” the newspaper writes (Nossiter/Akam, 7/17).

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