Health
 Palestine
Project #4033

Support Midwives for Peace in Palestine

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
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Summary

MADRE is working with Midwives for Peace, a group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives, to train and equip new midwives to help women safely deliver their babies in Palestine.
$97
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In the West Bank, Palestinian women in labor are routinely denied access to medical care by Israeli military checkpoints and roadblocks. As a result, some women are forced to give birth in their cars while detained at military checkpoints or deliver their babies in unsafe conditions without any skilled birth attendant. Skilled, well-equipped midwives help ensure a safe and healthy birth for women in the West Bank, even if they can't reach a hospital.

Solution

MADRE provides “safe birth” medical kits, portable ultrasound devices and pre-natal supplements, and supports joint trainings for Israeli and Palestinian midwives.

Long-Term Impact

Palestinian mothers and babies are saved from life-threatening delays at military roadblocks. Women have increased access to well-trained local midwives. Despite the conflict, midwives from both sides are able to share skills that save lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.madre.org/​index/​how-we-work-2/​projects-20/​palestine-the-safe-birth-project-132.html
The Safe Birth Project Homepage
Midwives for Peace
Childbirth under Occupation: A Conversation betwee

Organization Information

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.MADRE.org
Project Leader:
Irene Lew
Development Assistant
New York, NY 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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