Global Birthing Home Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 16 reviews
Issues: Health, Reproductive Rights
Location: 5000 W 134th St Leawood KS 66209 USA
Results: >4300 babies delivered since Oct 2004 without a single maternal mortality!
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
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