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7130 Glen Forest Drive
Suite 101

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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This is a wonderful organization that works! My wife and her best friend volunteered in Haiti with Midwives for Haiti and so were able to bring back stories from the "front lines." MFH is dedicated in all the right ways to help Haitian moms and babies. Crucial healthcare and empowering ... more »
I am very careful where I send my money because I feel like many times it doesn't trickle down to those who need it most. I have stayed in the MFH house and have seen firsthand what they do and how they spend their funds. I am so moved by the work that they do and the lives that they affect ... more »
Midwives for Haiti is helping a cause very dear to me: helping mothers having their babies in a safe environment with trained professionals. I belong to a small Church of the Brethren in Herndon, Virginia and last year our women's bible study decided to organize a yard sale for raise funds for ... more »
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