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Virginia 23226

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Direct beneficiaries per year: 16 students to learn skilled birth attendant skills, gave prenatal care to over 3000 women in rural Haiti, and supported midwifery salaries in rural Haiti.

Programs: 1. Training of Haitian nurses as skilled birth attendants.
2. Offering mobile clinics that reach hundreds of women and infants in rural villages each month.
3. Community outreach and basic skills workshops for Matwans (traditional birth attendants)

-Reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Haiti by teaching midwifery skills.
-Enhance maternal health by providing regular prenatal and postnatal care, including preventative services by training midwives.
-Provide safe, clean places for women to give birth.
-Incorporate care of the newborn, vaccines, dehydration treatment and prevention along with breastfeeding support with maternal care.
1. We have trained 57 skilled birth attendants in Hinche, Haiti and January of 2013 our Class 6th will begin in Hinche while our 1st Class will begin at our new training site in Leogane, Haiti.
2. We have provided prenatal care to around 500 women per month through our Mobile Clinics, and local hospitals and clinics for over 2 and a half years. We have been able to provide medications that both prevent and treat complications as well a vitamins. We have a vehicle that provides emergency transport for mothers and babies at risk.
3. Our graduates deliver around 500 babies each month in 7 sites around Haiti as well as precept and teach our current students.

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MFH is working with the local community to combat maternal and neonatal deaths through education and training. I had looked forward to working with the students but did not get to do this b/c of their scheduling that week - if we had known we probably would have chosen another week. There were two ... more »
Midwives for Haiti understand the cycle of dignified work to support an individual that in turn supports a family, that in turn supports children in school. Work that supports a community by caring for the women during pregnancy is a step to seeking care for their children. Children surviving ... more »
I have been following Midwives for Haiti since the earthquake in 2014. What started as my 5 yo daughter's focus on the people of Haiti soon became mine. This organization is doing such valuable work in maternal-infant care: Reducing maternal-infant mortality, increasing breastfeeding success rates, ... more »
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