Health
 Haiti
Project #13817

Pay a Haitian midwife's salary for one year at MN

by Global Birthing Home Foundation
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Summary

Maison de Naissance (MN, Home of Birth) maternity clinic provides FREE midwife attended birthing services to impoverished women in rural Haiti year-round, 24x7, where the maternal mortality rate is 300/100,000 deliveries, vs. 24/100,000 in the USA (WHO 2008). In eight years of midwife attended deliveries, MN has had NO maternal deaths. We offer prenatal, delivery, postnatal, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and well baby care. We are seeking funding for one midwife's salary for one year at the clinic.
$11,450
total raised
37
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Without a midwife in attendance at a medical facility, a delivering mother in Haiti who experiences complications has a very low probability of survival. Home delivery environments are often on dirt floors, with no clean water or other sanitary facilities available.

Solution

Our midwives are certified in delivery and complication resolution procedures by the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP), and have realtime US based OB/GYN support through cell phone and internet links to consulting doctors. They receive regular continuing education from MSPP, MidWives for Haiti, and visiting doctors from the USA. They have access to modern equipment and facilities to ensure a safe birthing experience for both the mother and her baby.

Long-Term Impact

Our midwifery 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 expense and heartache of complications that can lead to illness and even death. Each midwife at MN delivers on average 150 babies per year, and touches the lives of many more in their patients' extended families and communities.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalbirthinghomefoundation.org
MN's sponsoring foundation
A video of events concerning 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.
   

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