Since the cessation of the Liberian civil war and the transition to democratic governance, Liberia has made significant progress in the health sector, especially in terms of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) performance. Indicators show significant gains as RMNCAH services are now available across the 15 counties. Despite this, recent reports put the life expectancy rate in the county at 62.5 years (F 66/M 63 years) and an infant mortality rate of 63/1000 live births. Under 5 mortality is estimated at 93/1000 births; the neonatal mortality rate was 37 deaths per 1,000 live births; the post-neonatal mortality rate was 25 deaths per 1,000, and maternal mortality is reported at 661/100,000 births. Malaria, diarrheal diseases, neonatal disorders, lower respiratory infections, ischemic heart disease, HIV/AIDS, stroke, tuberculosis, cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, and maternal disorders are the leading causes of death in Liberia, the core governance structure of the Liberian health system.


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