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.
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.
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.
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.