We're excited to share with you a story how your gifts changed the life of a baby in Haiti!
Meet Chrismène, one of many babies living in the remote, mountainous community of Pinot, in Crochu, Haiti. Because of Pinot’s off-the-grid location and limited access to health clinics, it’s very difficult for children to receive the necessary treatment they need to grow and survive.
Thanks to your generous donations, Chrismène and many other babies are receiving immunizations and health checks every month. Before her first birthday, Chrismène received the right amount of vaccinations as required by the Ministry of Health of Haiti. She is on her way to a healthy childhood because of you!
With your help and with the participation of local medical volunteers, MTI is coordinating community outreach activities in an effort to offer even more health services to isolated communities such as Pinot.
God bless you and thank you for supporting our Haiti programs; you are changing lives!
Today we are excited to share with you some "behind-the-scenes" photos from a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) training in Crochu, Haiti a few weeks ago.
Medical Teams International's staff holds training every week for such community leaders as TBAs, pastors, and teachers. We are very grateful for our staff, who all live two hours away in Port-au-Prince and spend three weeks out of every month in Crochu.
Health committees in the community select men and women to be TBAs and attend the training. At this particular training the men were especially engaged, asking many questions. Approximately 15-20 TBAs attended the training.
At this training, TBAs were learning how to handle and dispose of birthing waste, sanitation methods, as well as how to recognize danger signs in pregnant women to know when to refer them to a clinic. The training involved role playing to help bring scenarios to life.
When you donate to our Crochu programs, you are providing preventative care for local Haitians to build sustainable health programs! Thank you for providing this training, which is truly saving lives for mothers and children!
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We are excited to share with you a story of how your gifts likely saved a life... or two!
Chalumène lives in Ti Place, a locality of Crochu, Haiti. Thanks to your donations to our Community Health programs, she delivered a beautiful baby girl!
Medical Teams International's Haiti team creates emergency evacuation plans with communities in case of complications during community births. This baby was born safely as a result of training of the traditional birth attendant (TBA) by MTI and coordination among the community to execute the evacuation plan.
Chalumène was in labor for a couple of hours when Lorinma, the TBA assisting her, noticed that she took too long to have her baby. He asked the family to transport her to the hospital. The neighbors contacted the local Ministries of Health to get an ambulance to come to the center of Crochu.
Her neighbors took Chalumène on a makeshift stretcher to Noailles (about 3 hours of walk), a locality in the center of Crochu which is the farthest the ambulance could reach. Chalumène was then transported by ambulance to the hospital where she delivered safely with the assistance of an obstetrician.
Thank you for your generous support of our Haiti programs! Join us in welcoming this beautiful baby into the world!