Friday, 4 May 2007

Health promotion signboards

They are badly made and badly painted, but the message is clear to the 20% of Liberians who can read - "Save pump water in sealed container for safe drink". Such a simple message, yet despite the best efforts of Equip Liberia and countless other aid organisations, ignorance of it is responsible for the death of over 2000 babies and children every day in Liberia. Using these signs and other methods of teaching, Equip's 2000+ volunteer Community Health Ambassadors have been able to reduce the daily death rate in our target communities from 1.2% of the population to 0.7%. Olly

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