1. Preventable Respiratory Problems Are Leading Causes of Death in Liberia:
In Liberia, lower respiratory infections are the leading cause of death and responsible for more than 12% of all deaths in the country. Tuberculosis (5.6% of all deaths) and birth asphyxia/birth trauma (4%) are additional respiratory related issues that also appear in the top ten causes of death.
2. Respiratory Infections Are Responsible for 14% of Deaths of Children Under 5 in Liberia:
3. These deaths are largely preventable by training Respiratory Therapists:
Partner Liberia opened the Liberia Respiratory Care Institute in 2012, the first school of respiratory therapy in Africa, and worked with the Liberian Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) to create a Respiratory Therapist license, facilitating national recognition of the profession.
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