Sierra Leone

One million babies are dying every year on their first day of life

One million babies are dying every year on their first day of life

In 2012, 6.6 million children died before their fifth birthday. But perhaps even more surprisingly, 2.9 million of those babies lived less than one month. And according to Save the Children’s new report "Ending Newborn Deaths," one million of those babies died on their first - and only - day of life.

African Voices: Kadiatu Blango

This post by Kadiatu Blango was kindly provided by Restless Development My name is Kadiatu, I am 20 and have two daughters. I had my second child when I was 18. Like every mother, I want the very best for my children and do everything I can for them, but I worry that it will…...

Birth & Death in Sierra Leone

The plight of mothers in Sierra Leone graced the cover of yesterday’s Washington Post. Sierra Leone is home to the world’s highest maternal mortality rate: mothers face a 1 in 8 chance of dying in childbirth. This is compared to 1 in 4,800 in the United States and 1 in 20 in the rest of…...