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Our Services:  Healthy Nation works with K-12 students in and around Monrovia, the Liberian capital.
There are plans to expand services to rural Liberia in 2015. We believe that access to affordable health care is a basic human necessity. We strive to provide the widest range of medical and dental services possible to children in Monrovia and surrounding communities who would not otherwise have access to care.
Monthly Wellness Checkups:  We conduct monthly health screens, focusing on a selected health concerns each month.
The goal is to give schools and parents a good sense of each child’s health status over the course of the school year.
Monthly Health Education:  Each month, we engage all students in small groups, discussing topics that impact their lives.
These sessions allow students the time needed to ask questions and squash the myths that surround many health concerns in Liberia.
Training First Responders in Each School:  We trained selected school staff as first aide clinicians
This ensures that schools have first responders with appropriate knowledge and skills to intervene in case of an emergency.
Menstrual Health and Hygiene:  Girls’ education is undermined and, in some cases derailed, by the absence of adequate resources for menstrual health and hygiene.
An unacceptable number of girls miss at least two days of school monthly because of their menses. Healthy Nation mitigates this challenge by providing under garments and pads to schools. A female staff in each school is trained to manage the resources and serve as the menstrual health and hygiene administrator.
Clinic:  Girls’ education is undermined and, in some cases derailed, by the absence of adequate resources for menstrual health and hygiene.
An unacceptable number of girls miss at least two days of school monthly because of their menses. Healthy Nation mitigates this challenge by providing under garments and pads to schools. A female staff in each school is trained to manage the resources and serve as the menstrual health and hygiene administrator.
How We Work:  Our community health initiative is executed by teams of community health workers.
Each team comprises one registered nurse and two nurse aides. The teams report to the nursing supervisor and the medical director. All field teams have access to their supervisor and the medical director by mobile phone.
Our Partnerships:  Healthy Nation maintains active partnerships with local hospitals for referral purposes.
Students in need of specialized care are referred to a partner facility for such service.
  • Our Services:  Healthy Nation works with K-12 students in and around Monrovia, the Liberian capital.
  • Monthly Wellness Checkups:  We conduct monthly health screens, focusing on a selected health concerns each month.
  • Monthly Health Education:  Each month, we engage all students in small groups, discussing topics that impact their lives.
  • Training First Responders in Each School:  We trained selected school staff as first aide clinicians
  • Menstrual Health and Hygiene:  Girls’ education is undermined and, in some cases derailed, by the absence of adequate resources for menstrual health and hygiene.
  • Clinic:  Girls’ education is undermined and, in some cases derailed, by the absence of adequate resources for menstrual health and hygiene.
  • How We Work:  Our community health initiative is executed by teams of community health workers.
  • Our Partnerships:  Healthy Nation maintains active partnerships with local hospitals for referral purposes.

Context & Needs

Following fifteen years of war and two years of Ebola, Liberia remains a country with numerous needs. Basic health care infrastructures need to be revitalized. Healthy Nation works to supplement government’s efforts to revitalize some of the infrastructures destroyed by war. We work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to accelerate post-Ebola recovery. Here is the context in which we work:

 
  • Less than 100 doctors for a population of 4 million
  • In August 2014, the only internist, Dr. Abraham Borbor, died from Ebola infection
  • Liberia’s only OB/GYN has taken a job with the Mayo Clinic in MN
  • Low life expectancy: Women – 57 years; Men – 55 years
  • 3,300 babies die in labor and on their first day of birth (Save the Children, 2012) 
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Y. Peter Paye, MA, MDiv
Y. Peter Paye, MA, MDiv Executive Director
The hours that I spend volunteering for A Healthy Nation have been the best times of my life. I always look forward to being of assistance to those in need in Liberia.
Yvonne Butler
Yvonne Butler Volunteer
It has been an immense joy to be a part of the Healthy Nation movement in Liberia and seeing other volunteers and the delightful staff. I especially cherish the times when I get to see the positive health impact we are having in the Liberian Community.
Gaby Fernandez
Gaby Fernandez Volunteer
It is always wonderful to see what we accomplish during our projects. We really feel like we make a difference by offering low-cost health services to the children of Liberia
Healthy Nation, Inc. P. O. Box 310408, Atlanta, GA 31131 – www.ahealthynation.org
Email: healthy.nation@ymail.com Tel. 804-319-6240
Healthy Nation is a 501(c) (3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible under applicable laws