Midwives For Haiti is committed to providing high quality programming, and so it is of utmost importance to measure the effect of our work. A key indicator of maternal and infant health in any country is the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and infant mortality ratio (IMR). However, changes in Haiti’s maternal and infant mortality are slow and gradual, and Midwives For Haiti is not equipped to measure these alone.
Therefore, our goal is to measure an increase in access to quality care. In doing this, we ensure that 1) the care provided is quality and 2) that we are increasing access to it. We have staff dedicated to collecting and analyzing our data to this effect. By monitoring our programs closely, if any changes are required to meet our goals, we can pivot quickly to address the needs of the community.
By doing this, we hope to see an eventual decrease in MMR and IMR.