Journalists Ami Vitale and Lauren Malkani recently traveled to Sierra Leone to report on maternal health for the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami. The country ranked 180 out of 182 countries in the 2009 Human Development Index. To learn more, click on the link to the video story below.
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Women tend to their new born babies at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in the capital of Freetown in Sierra Leone. After a bloody, decade-long conflict, Sierra Leone has many challenges ahead including improving child and maternal health. In 2009, one in eight women died in pregnancy and one in five children died before the age of five.