Women's Health in Liberia

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 5.8
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 57 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 47%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 1.3%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 55%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 12

Projects

Rebuilding Basic Health Services in Liberia (RBHS)

JSI is supporting the efforts of the central Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to support service delivery outcomes in family planning, reproductive health, gender-based violence, and maternal, neonatal and child health.

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Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) (2001-2009)

JSI administered a small grants program that improved the lives of displaced people, particularly women. JSI also developed programs to prevent sexual and gender-based discrimination, abuse, and exploitation.

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Global Reproductive Health Commodity Security for UNFPA (2006-2008)

JSI partnered with UNFPA to enhance in-country capacity to forecast, finance, procure, and ensure women have access to reproductive health and family planning commodities.

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Reproductive Health for Refugees - Gender-Based Violence Initiative (2004-2005)

Through the RH for Refugees Consortium, JSI developed a violence prevention and intervention programs which sought to prevent sexual and gender-based discrimination, abuse, and exploitation by creating awareness of refugee issues, human rights, and gender equality.

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