| Mar 7, 2023
184 babies born!
Baby receiving care on a CPAP machine
During November 2022, the maternity unit at HCBH, our partner hospital in Haiti, was one of the busiest on record. 184 babies were born - 91 by natural delivery and 93 by caesarean section. On average, 144 babies are born a month.
This huge increase in numbers was due, in part, to HCBH being one of the few facilities that was able to provide constant, reliable care throughout 2022. Accessing life-saving maternal and infant care services continues to be difficult for Haitians but we remain passionate about supporting mothers and babies in 2023 and beyond.
Mother's like Carline, who had to travel 35km through road blocks and protests with her baby, who was born 9 weeks premature. By the time she arrived, her baby had severe hypothermia and was in respiratory distress. She was placed on the CPAP machine and received antibiotics and a full blood transfusion.
Thanks to the care of the incredible HCBH team, both Carline and her baby were discharged and returned home after 28 days.
Your ongoing support has helped HHA to bring light into some of the darkest of places and a resolute, powerful hope to some of the most desperate situations. Thank you.