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Phone: 913-402-6800 x65
5000 W 134th St
Kansas 66209

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Target demographics: Women and infants in impoverished communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Several thousand women and babies

Geographic areas served: Torbeck, Haiti

Programs: Maison De Naissance provides the following services:

•Quality, evidence based practices combined with extraordinary hospitality
•Integrated community-based and home-based care
•Continuum of care: family planning through childhood vaccinations
•Competent staff and consistent services, including nurse midwives, 24/7
•Laboratory and pharmacy services
•Spiritual care and social support
•House calls, home education, and directly observed therapy (DOT)
•Information technology including electronic medical records and internet tools
•Quality assessment, outcome monitoring, and improvement processes
•Telemedicine with maternal and newborn specialists
•Pro-active recall system for continuity of care
•Transport and follow-up system for mothers or infants at special risk
•HIV screening, counseling, and treatment for the prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV
•Mother's clubs and breast feeding support
•Community programs for infant vaccinations, clean water and sanitation, prevention of Vitamin A deficiency and treatment of intestinal parasites
•Integration with economic development and community education programs

The mission of Maison de Naissance is to significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality in impoverished communities.

In Haiti, the services of a modern maternity center and community health program are offered from the hospitality of a safe, culturally appropriate, and welcoming home: a home for birth - Maison de Naissance.
>4300 babies delivered since Oct 2004 without a single maternal mortality!

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As a member of Truman State's GlobeMed chapter, I have had the opportunity to work with Maison de Naissance in Haiti and The Global Birthing Home Foundation in Kansas City. The dedication from everyone to ensure that the community is able to have healthy mother and babies is inspiring and extremely ... more »
Although it has been 7 years since I went to Haiti and actively served MN, I still speak of the experience to anyone who will listen. My heart, spirit, and strength will be forever stronger due to the profound people I met, traveled with, and served while in Torbeck. People always praise me when ... more »
My visit to MN last summer changed my perception of how effective one Non profit organization can be. I had minimal involvement with this type of program an what I found inspired me to hopefully one day start an birthing clinic in another location. MN will be my inspiration and model. I have been ... more »
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