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Richmond
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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)

Mission:
-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.
Results:
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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05/03/13
Great organization doing great work -- truly sustainable and inspiring... more »
11/28/12
One of the best overseas aid programs one could support! Amazing U.S. midwives go to Haiti to train midwives there. They in turn help women who would otherwise have no prenatal care and no help with their deliveries. I have a midwife friend who goes to Haiti every year, and she shares her ... more »
11/28/12
I learned of this wonderful organization through a midwife friend who went with them to Haiti. MFH has a clear mission and integrity -- two of the most important attributes that make a non-profit worthy of support... more »
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