The lifetime risk of maternal death in Sierra Leone is 1 in 17, one of the highest in the world.
1 in 10 children in Sierra Leone won’t see their fifth birthday.
Since 1990 Sierra Leone has dramatically reduced maternal and infant mortality. There are solutions! Working together, we can further reduce suffering.
'Aminata knocked me out at our first meeting in Sydney some years ago...courage shining through as she spoke of some of her experiences in Sierra Leone. Her story, Rising Heart, will never leave you; searing, powerful, disturbing, hopeful.'
The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
'The spirit of Aminata's story will stay with you long after you finish reading. Rising Heart has refuelled my sense of perspective and purpose. Aminata's courage in sharing this intensely personal story is rewarded with the power of inspiring hope. Thank you, Aminata, for sharing.'
Yael Stone, actor and activist