Health
 Nicaragua
Project #21534

Make Maternal Homes Healthier and Happier Places

by Global Links
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Summary

This project will provide maternal homes and primary care facilities in rural Nicaragua with the supplies they need to give women a happier, healthier, and safer place to give birth.
$570.00
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In the rural communities of Nicaragua's Rout Canal and Dry Corridor, maternal homes provide care before, during, and after giving birth for over 28,000 women each year. Unfortunately, these homes are constrained by limited resources and often lack the most basic supplies, from gloves and blood pressure cuffs to exam tables and beds. As a result, rates of infant and maternal mortality are some of the highest in the region.

Solution

In collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in Nicaragua, Global Links will supply 75 maternal homes and 41 primary health care facilities with the materials needed to provide essential prenatal care and safe deliveries. Global Links will also implement nutritional programs for the women and provide maternal homes with a computer to track patient information with the help of Stop Hunger Now and Computer Reach.

Long-Term Impact

This project will strengthen the maternal and infant health network, increasing access to critical services, and improve the quality of care. As a result, it will help to decrease maternal, infant, and child mortality and reduce malnutrition in these populations.

Resources

http:/​/​www.globallinks.org

Organization Information

Global Links

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globallinks.org
Project Leader:
Angela Garcia
Deputy Director
Pittsburgh, PA 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.
   

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