Sierra Leone is one of the worst places for pregnant women, where 1,360 mothers die per 100,000 live births. According to the latest estimates from 2015, 1 in 17 mothers in Sierra Leone have a lifetime risk of death associated with childbirth. Delay in seeking care and lack of an effective and functioning emergency system contributes to this problem. WHI provides ambulances to support the transport of patients—primarily pregnant women—from their homes to health centers and hospitals in the Bombali District. Recently, the Makeni Regional Hospital ambulance made four means of transport in one night—three of which were for delivery of twins! All lives were saved. Getting women to the hospital faster is saving the lives of women and their babies in northern Sierra Leone.
- Sierra Leone