This nonprofit started as a kitchen table project, and now employs over 60 Haitians. Even though it has grown, it has remained true to the mission of providing skilled birth care to Haitian women, in order to decrease the maternal mortality in Haiti. There are now 154 graduates of the year long program all over Haiti. There is now a birth center in a remote area of the mountains that id delivering 20 babies a month.They have done so much with the 1100 volunteers over the last 12 years. Their work is heartfelt, and is helping Haitians help themselves.
I have been a donor for 3 years in helping to improve medical conditions for women and family's in Haiti, it is a thrill to see how donations can make a huge difference with mortality rates, medications, comfort, loving support, compassion and beautiful infants with happy moms. The dedication theses directors and volunteers bring forward each day is highly respectable on every level. If I can donate and support this fabulous "Midwives for Haiti Inc"
it is a honor and a joy, every birthing mother deserves the best chance for a healthy child.
We all dream of a beautiful life.
I volunteered as a midwife earlier this year. It was 2 weeks I will never forget. MFH do an amazing job teaching local nurses and traditional birth attendants skills to recognize dangerous situations and care for pregnant women. This makes an impact that is far reaching in Haiti. They are there foremost to up skill locals as their vision is to the future. Everyone you meet with this group are professional and experienced. They deliver high level education and care at a grass root level. Totally amazing
I've volunteered as a nurse-midwife with Midwives for Haiti three times over the last 6 years. It is so fabulous to see what has been accomplished for the mothers and babies of Haiti through this program. Every time I go I see progress made in training midwives and serving women. It is inspiring to see so many lives improved and to see so many lives saved.
Midwives for Haiti is changing lives every day by teaching Haitian nurses to become skilled birth attendants. Working with this group has changed my life in so many ways. Not only has it allowed me to volunteer, share my skills and passion for moms and babes, but it opened my heart to the world surrounding me. I give thanks every day to the men and women who keep Midwives for Haiti vital in the lives of those they serve.
I volunteered as a nurse this past year and fell inlove with the work that this organization is doing daily. It was amazing to see the midwifery students in action in the community clinics, hospitals as well as home visits.
I returned almost one month ago from serving 2 weeks in Hinche, Haiti with MFH.
What an amazing organization doing impactful work.
I had a fantastic time being a doula, performing new baby exams, doing home visits, teavhing 2 directors how to do sonograms, gelpubg out at hospital, and engaging with the Haitian people.
MFH is about helping Haitians help themselves, and they do so as excellent stewards of their resources. I'm excited to go back soon!
I've volunteered 10 times in the past 8 years. Chose this organization because it prepared Haitian women to help their own communities. Now program management itself is gradually becoming Haitian-run, with support from the US organization and volunteers. It's the perfect example of how to make a true and lasting difference!
I have volunteered as a nurse midwife clinical instructor on 4 trips in 3 years. I am so very pleased to see constant improvement in quality of student education, curriculum content and continuing education of graduates. I see immense gratitude and respect from the community (and now the Haitian government, too) toward Midwives for Haiti and their graduates. ~Bobbi. Fort Mill, SC
Every donation made reaches far and wide inHaiti with this organization investing it right back to the people of Haiti with education,prenatal care, safer births, jobs and dignity. The MFH model should be duplicated over and over
I was in Haiti for 11 months after the earthquake. I had plans to do exactly what your organization is doing, but my personal life got in the way! I now live vicariously through you!❤
Midwives for Haiti train Haitain nurses to be skilled birth attendants and opened their own birth center last year. The volunteer program is well-organized and efficient. Translators are provided, and I always felt safe as a volunteer. I am amazed with all they do!
Midwives for Haiti is an excellent non-profit doing important work training health care workers to work in rural Haiti. Volunteering for them was an incredible experience, and the organization has continued to evolve their volunteer program to support in-country training of much needed maternity care providers.
I had the priviledged of volunteering with MFH as a nurse. They are doing fantastic job in rural Haiti. I hope to volunteer again soon!
I spent two weeks in Haiti with Midwives for Haiti. The work they are doing to reduce maternal and infant mortality is beyond amazing!
Midwives for Haiti uses a " teach a person to fish" approach to improve maternal and infant mortality in Haiti. Over many years as a volunteer, I have witnessed the saving of lives by the skilled birth attendants trained by Midwives for Haiti. Everyone in Midwives for Haiti is passionate about the program and it shows in the results. The photo is of a mother who was carried by her neighbors for 5 hours for emergency care by Midwives for Haiti. She is shown heading home with her healthy newborn and her family after treatment.
I have participated in international aide work for over 25 years in many different capacities as a Registered Nurse. Midwives for Haiti is one of the very few organizations that truly respects local cultures, needs, and capacity for medical education. Support and education are the foundation for their success and sustainability. Growth evolves naturally within the local environment. To me, this speaks volumes to Midwives for Haiti adherence to cultural sensitivity... Often something that is lost in larger Nonprofits seeking primarily to fix rather than support. I feel honored to be part of this organization.
I was a long-term, non-medical volunteer at MFH for two months. i was hoping to learn more about midwifery and the role it plays in the developing world, and MFH was the perfect place for that. Their midwives, students, and teachers are extremely committed to their jobs, and their mission to make Haiti a safer place for expectant mothers. Their passion inspired me to seek a job in maternal care.
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 coordinators, or hostesses, in the house, one of which was supposed to take care of our clinical and schedule experience. This person, who I understand has already left, did not make us feel very welcome nor try to help us get the most out of our time there. We wanted to be helpful, not just take up space. The best time of our week was going with the Midwives on mobile clinics and seeing patients in remote areas. The midwives were eager to have us there. I look forward to going again, knowing that a different coordinator and the right timing will make an even better experience.