Lorina, Michelle, Nerissa-midwives in the disaster
There are many steps to recovery after an enormous natural disaster destroys communities. And there are many steps to take in rebuilding the many damaged and destroyed health facilities in the area, as well. Pregnant women are counting to a safe, clean place to give birth when the time comes, and they cannot wait.
A midwife named Lorina was a survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), the storm that ravaged her community in the Philippines and destroyed most of the health centers and hospitals on two islands. She worked for Mercy In Action in our disaster response tents delivering babies in 2013-2014, and later worked for Bumi Wada in their maternity clinic. Lorina is now interning with Mercy In Action sponsored Nerissa to learn how to a birth center according to best international standards of practice, while fundraising for her own birth center.
We are now having local advisors look into either buying land and starting the building process, or renting a building for renovation into a birth center. Your donations will allow us to help get another quality, evidence-based maternity service started in the recovering disaster zone in the Visayan islands of the Philippines and make birth safe for mothers and babies who are rebuilding their lives after Typhoon Haiyan.
Thank you for caring about the health and well-being of babies being born into recover. We can make a difference for generations to come by rebuilding birth centers.
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