Health  Haiti Project #31970

Support Maternal Health in Rural Haiti

by Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc. Vetted since 2018

Summary

Project Medishare aims to reduce maternal and infant deaths in rural Haiti. To encourage pregnant women to seek continued prenatal care at our maternity centers, Project Medishare will distribute newborn welcome kits to 75 moms. The kits will include a baby box to provide a safe space for infants to sleep, along with essential health and hygiene items to help keep mom and baby healthy.

$8,250
total goal
$0
remaining
49
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

Many women in rural Haiti do not have access to prenatal care. They give birth at home, with no help if there are complications during and after delivery. As a result, Haiti has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Continued prenatal care for women in poor, rural communities is crucial for a healthy pregnancy, and early prevention and treatment of potentially deadly complications. This project will encourage women to seek prenatal care throughout their pregnancy.

Solution

PM provides lifesaving maternal health services in rural Haiti. To increase the number of women who receive regular prenatal care, we will provide newborn welcome kits to 75 Haitian moms who visit our maternity centers at least twice during their second trimester, twice during their third trimester, and give birth at the clinic. Each kit will include a baby box -- a cardboard box with a mattress that provides a safe sleep space. The kit will also include health, hygiene and baby care items.

Long-Term Impact

As a result of this project, Project Medishare expects an increase in the number of women who visit our maternity center four or more times during their pregnancy. This will lead to healthier pregnancies and safer deliveries, and long-term, a reduction in maternal and infant mortality rates in rural Haiti.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectmedishare.org
Inside a Haitian Maternity Center

Organization Information

Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc.

Location: Miami, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.projectmedishare.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Medishare4Haiti
Project Leader:
Project Medishare
Miami, Florida United States

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