In the fall of 2015, with the support of Every Mother Counts, we opened our first ever free standing rural birth center in Cabestor, Haiti. The Carrie Wortham Birth Center is already transforming the health of this remote community.
We mark our 10th anniversary working in Hinche and the graduation of our 8th class of skilled birth attendants, bringing our total graduates to 125.
There continues to be strong demand for our programs and we tirelessly continue to respond by supplying skills, care, and resources. Our home visit program begins for postpartum mothers and babies considered high-risk by the postpartum staff at Hospital Ste. Therese. Most of these visits are done by our volunteers, on motos.
We close the mobile clinic program, and start a collaborative program with the Ministry of Health, with our SBA’s providing weekly prenatal care in eight community clinics around the Central Plateau.
We expand the educational program to 18 months for Class 11. The total number of graduates is now 184.