Mission: Christian servant evangelism focused on the crisis in maternal, newborn, and child healthcare worldwide.
Results: More than 12,800 babies have been delivered free of charge for the poorest of the poor in Mercy In Action's Birth Centers, and hundreds of new midwives have been trained to serve world-wide.
Target demographics: pregnant women and children
Geographic areas served: Subic Bay, Philippines
Programs: Support of midwifery clinics located in the philippines to provide free maternity care to extremely improverished families. A birth center is established in olongapo, philippines and outreaches to tribal people displaced by a volcano were instituted. Mercy in action provides deliveries, prenatal exams, and postpartum home visits. Prenatal vitamins were distributed to more than 1,000 pregnant women. All services in the philippines were provided free of charge.
seminars on midwifery training and volunteering in developing countries were held in the united states, with midwife students attending. Training was also held in the philippines where participants from other countries attended seminars and outreaches to the poor. Medicines and checkups were provided through these outreaches.
I have been involved with Mercy In Action since 1999, when I attended midwifery and primary health care training. My love for the quality education I had while studying with them, and the compassionate and quality care that is the heart of the ministry, brought me into a lifelong relationship with this ministry. The heart of Mercy In Action is to provide free, compassionate care to poor women and their families, and to train midwives who can go out into the world to do the same, thereby reducing maternal and infant mortality. Mercy In Action's statistics for their birth center show that their model works!