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NEWS FROM HAITI

Class 8 Graduation! (in photos)

After an intensive year long course based on World Health Organization standards, 29 Haitian nurses earned a Certificate in Essential Obstetric Skills on September 18, 2016. These skilled birth attendants were celebrated in Hinche, Haiti, and were joined by our teachers and staff, many alumni of Midwives For Haiti, proud

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INTO THESE HANDS

After ten months of intense classroom time,  we are thrilled to report that our 8th class of Skilled Birth Attendants recently completed their didactic studies! All have successfully passed their final exams and have now been sent to various hospitals, birth centers, and clinics throughout Haiti to practice their knowledge and new skills in the clinical portion

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HerStory: Let’s Hear From The Women

Each month a team of six midwives visits 22 remote villages in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The days are long for these midwives, but they are often longer for the women who come to see them. Most of the pregnant women who seek the care of the Mobile Prenatal Clinic walk

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A MIDWIFE IN HAITI: GENETTE THELESMOND

We recently sat down with Genette Thelusmond, Class 3 graduate and MFH teacher, in her home to hear about her life as a midwife in Haiti. The following are excerpts of our conversation. MFH: Tell me about yourself. Why did you want to be a midwife? GT: I’m the 2nd of 8 children

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Midwives in the Making

Three months into their year long training, we caught up with Imene, Judith, and Vadley, all students in our current 8th Class of skilled birth attendants. This trio studied together at the same four year nursing program in Port-au-Prince. All three women were called to midwifery during their nursing training and

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MATWONS: LAUGHTER + LEARNING LIFE SAVING SKILLS (PHOTOS)

Traditional birth attendants catch about 75% of babies born in Haiti. These are wise men and women who have often received the knowledge from their elders or family members. They are highly respected community leaders and care deeply about the mothers they help during childbirth. Most have also never had any formal training in safe

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