Published on July 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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).
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.