A survey of WHO member states found that only 11 percent of respondent countries in Africa had at least one MRI machine per 1 million people.
A survey of WHO member states also found that only 24 percent of respondent countries in Africa had at least one CT scanner.
Many countries are in dire need of a more resilient health system.
There is a lack of sanitary equipments to prevent the spread of infections and cross contamination in medical facilities
Minor infections frequently turn into serious ailments due to the lack of access to proper and adequate testing equipment and hospital equipment.
Health Screenings & Education
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are more than 56 million adults that are age 65 and over
Adults ages 65 and older are at increased risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19
Early death rose 17% from 1,765 to 2,072 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65-74
Heart disease is the number one leading cause of deaths among adults aged 65 and older
Early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, improper diet, and family history can reduce your risk of developing heart disease
Many at-risk older adults aren’t checking their blood pressure
Health literacy need to be further understood by seniors in order for them to implement positive changes in their lifestyle
45 percent of Liberians are malnourished both chronically or acutely.
Health care facilities do not provide free food to patients that are being treated at their facilities.
Patients are responsible for ensuring that they find their own food, while also worrying about the state of their health.
The average cost of fruits and vegetables exceed the per person/ per day household income
34.6% of Liberians are living below the international poverty line of $2.15 per person/ per day
Low-income communities often lack convenient places that offer affordable and healthy foods