Our birthing home is the only maternal health care facility in a Haitian community of 10,000, where the average maternal and neonatal mortality rates are the highest in the western hemisphere. We deliver 75 babies per month on average, and provide high quality maternal and neonatal care at no charge to impoverished women and their babies.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are no other modern, high quality maternal health care services available in this impoverished community, with a population of approximately 10,000, where they cannot otherwise be accessed or afforded. Haiti has the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the western hemisphere, largely due to a lack of professionally supervised births.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will provide midwife supervised births, as well as a complete series of prenatal, postpartum, family planning, HIV/AIDS screening, and well baby consultations, to give local mothers the best chance for a healthy delivery of a healthy baby.
Potential Long Term Impact
Our services have the potential to save the lives of mothers and babies who might otherwise not survive the birthing process. We give both mother and baby the chance to lead a healthy life: reducing the number of pregnancies a mother will risk to establish a family, reducing the expense and heartache of complications that can lead to illness and even death. The safe delivery of 75 healthy babies will touch the lives of many more in their extended families and community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,738
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,738 . The original project funding goal was $8,625.