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  1. 1. Refuge Place International/USA/Liberia: aRefuge Place International/USA/Liberia: anonprofit organization committed to reducingnonprofit organization committed to reducingthe very high maternal, new born and childthe very high maternal, new born and child(MNC) mortality in post war Liberia(MNC) mortality in post war Liberia
  2. 2. Our people: Poverty and Diseases causedOur people: Poverty and Diseases causedby the 14-year civil warby the 14-year civil war
  3. 3. The slums and conditions put women and children atThe slums and conditions put women and children atgreat risk of death and diseases around Monrovia, Liberiagreat risk of death and diseases around Monrovia, LiberiaTHE WEST POINT SLUM, MONROVIA,LIBERIAOUR TARGETED SLUM: CHICKENSOUPFACTORY COMMUNITY, NEAR MONROVIA,LIBERIA
  4. 4. Liberia has one of the highest rateLiberia has one of the highest rateof deaths of pregnant women and their childrenof deaths of pregnant women and their children(UN, MDG,2010; Liberia National Health Plan, MOHSW; Maternal Mortality Africa’s Burden)mortalitymortality
  5. 5. Lack of Basic Health Services: findings from our needLack of Basic Health Services: findings from our needassessment surveyassessment surveyOver 70% of the 165 women we interviewedhad lost 2 or more children
  6. 6. Over 25% of the 165 women we interviewedhad a complicated pregnancyLack of Basic Health Services
  7. 7. Only 28% of the 165 women we interviewedhad use contraceptivesLack of Basic Health Services
  8. 8. Over 55% of the 165 women we interviewedhad 3 or more childrenLack of Basic Health Services
  9. 9. 50% of the 165 women we interviewhad children between 15 and 18 yrs oldLack of Basic Health Services
  10. 10. Over 55% of the 165 women we interviewedhad 3 or more childrenLack of Basic Health Services
  11. 11. Only 23% of the 165 women we interviewedhad at least a high school educationLack of Basic Health Services
  12. 12. build a clinic for women and children Lowerbuild a clinic for women and children LowerJohnsonville and Chickensoup Factory slumsJohnsonville and Chickensoup Factory slums
  13. 13. First, we needed to clear the land for the proposedFirst, we needed to clear the land for the proposedMNCMNC
  14. 14. Laying the foundation of the future MNC clinicLaying the foundation of the future MNC clinic
  15. 15. Building the MNC clinic one brick at a timeBuilding the MNC clinic one brick at a time
  16. 16. We could not ignore the problem: theWe could not ignore the problem: thewalls of the clinic are being raisedwalls of the clinic are being raised
  17. 17. Beginning to roof the MNC clinic and training centerBeginning to roof the MNC clinic and training centerfor womenfor women
  18. 18. Roof construction for the MNC clinicRoof construction for the MNC clinic
  19. 19. We are almost there : but we need your supportWe are almost there : but we need your support
  20. 20. Our services are needed: see a child with her child.Our services are needed: see a child with her child.We will provide family planning and educationWe will provide family planning and education
  21. 21. The women are our primary beneficiariesThe women are our primary beneficiaries
  22. 22. The community and its women for whom we shall serveThe community and its women for whom we shall serve
  23. 23. Care we will provide after the clinic isCare we will provide after the clinic iscompletedcompletedOutreach ServicesOutreach ServicesHospital and Health FacilityClinical CareHospital and Health FacilityClinical CareFamily Community Care (familyPlanning, antenatal visits)Family Community Care (familyPlanning, antenatal visits)AppropriateReferral andFollow-UpAppropriateReferral andFollow-Up
  24. 24. Care we will provide after the clinic iscompletedBicycle pedalambulances to bringcomplicatedCases to the clinicfrom closercommunitiesPicture of completedREPI Maternal/childclinicRefer complicatedCases to hospitalsaccompany by SBA / feesmotor-bikeambulances to bringcomplicatedCases to the clinicfrom distantcommunities
  25. 25. Financial Report: Phase I: 11/2009 to 09/2010Financial Report: Phase I: 11/2009 to 09/2010The purchasing of the land, the foundation and the initial stages of the wallsPhase I: Total Income= $14,845.00
  26. 26. Expenditure on Phase I = $14,395.00
  27. 27. Grant from Friends of Liberia: $2000.00Mosoka remittances: $2100.00Contribution from the Board $1600.00Individual: Key Roberts $100.00Individual: Edwina Roberts $100.00Total$5,900.00Financial report for phase II of the work:(completing the walls and casting the pillars)Phase II: Total Income = 5,900.001. Construction materials (steel rod, crush rocks, cement, sand)…$4,500.002. Workmanship (masons, carpenters, brick makers)……….……..$1,200.003. Scholarships………………………………………………………..$200.00Total……………………………………………………………$5,900.00Phase II: Total Expenditures
  28. 28. Financial report for phase III of the work:(the roof and the zinc and casting the pillars)Phase III: Total Income = 9,795.00Contributor Affiliation TotalMembers of REPI Board (Dr. Balz, Gary, Angene, Jack,Rachel)$3750Dr. Lester Hartman Classmate of Mosoka from Harvard $1525Mrs. Walea Kofa-Payne Liberian-American nurse from PA $500Ms. Kate Fernadez Friend of Mosoka from Harvard $170Mr. Michael Baker Friend of Mosoka from Univ. ofKentucky$100Mosoka’s personal contribution While working at Harvard $3000Total Income $9,020
  29. 29. Phase IIIa: Expenditures = 2,855.00
  30. 30. Phase IIIb: Expenditures = 6,225.00
  31. 31. Total cost to complete theTotal cost to complete theproposed MNC clinicproposed MNC clinicSEE NEXT THREE SLIDES FOR THE BREAKDOWNOF THE TOTAL COST
  32. 32. Refuge Place international/USA: a registeredRefuge Place international/USA: a registeredNGO in the State of Kentucky, USANGO in the State of Kentucky, USA
  33. 33. registered with the Liberianregistered with the Liberiangovernmentgovernment
  34. 34. Local Financial SustainabilityOTHER PLANNED SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES:1.Real estate; 2. Cross-subsidization, 3. Donations from friendsand diaspora Liberian; 4. Diversified grants for Public Health researchWe are making payment on this 10-room building: we willrenovate and turn it Into a private high school as asustainable funding source for the MNC clinic as well as thetraining of maternal health workers
  35. 35. ON-GOING ACTIVITIESON-GOING ACTIVITIES• DEVELOMENT OF A TRAINING CURRICULUMFOR MATERNAL HEALTH WORKERS (FAMILYPLANNING GRANDMOTHERS, MATERNALFRONTLINE WORKERS ETC)• RECRUITMENT OF 1 NURSE-MIDWIFE, 1 MIDWIVEAND 1 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROVIDESTAFFING AND TRAIN THE MATERNAL HEALTHWORKERS• BUILDING A NETWORK LIBERIAN HEALTH ANDOTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE USA FOR FUTURESHORT TERM SERVICES TO THE SLUMS ANDLIBERIA• BUILDING A NETWORK AMERICANS AND
  36. 36. FUTURE DIRECTIONSFUTURE DIRECTIONS• PARTNERSHIP AND MEMORADUM OFUNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH THE MINISTRY OFHEALTH OF LIBERIA• PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL NGO’S• PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL CLINICS AND HEALTHINSTITUTION• GRANTS AND FUND RAISING• CONTINUOUS COMMUNITY BUY-IN
  37. 37. Please join our efforts in Liberia:Mosoka P. Fallah, Founder/Executive Director8572663558mfallah1969@gmail.com,mfallah@hsph.harvard.edu

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