Health
 Haiti
Project #12265

Deliver 75 healthy babies in Torbeck, Haiti

by Global Birthing Home Foundation
Vetted

Summary

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.
$8,738
total raised
68
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.maisondenaissance.org
Maison de Naissance home page
A video of events around the founding of MN

Organization Information

Global Birthing Home Foundation

Location: Leawood, KS - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalbirthinghomefoundation.org
Project Leader:
Jim Grant
Executive Director
Leawood, KS United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Haiti or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.