Sven Torfinn

Makeni, Northern Province, SIERRA LEONE

A nurse examines a pregnant woman at the regional hospital in Makeni. A year ago Sierra Leone launched a free healthcare plan for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five years old, because for a long time the country was known for the world's highest maternal and child death rates. Since the introduction of the health care plan Sierra Leone is no longer at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index. But besides the praised successes of the initiative, signs are emerging of widespread mismanagement of resources provided by Western donors, leaving mothers and babies vulnerable to renewed risks of maternal death.

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Sven Torfinn
City
Makeni, Northern Province
Country
SIERRA LEONE
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34.07 x 23.32 cm (300 dpi)
13.41 x 9.18 inch (300 dpi)
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