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.
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.
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.