Midwives For Haiti In The News! – Midwives For Haiti

Midwives For Haiti In The News!

In case you missed it, here is some recent press on Midwives For Haiti:

 

Hope In Haiti: How one charity is transforming childbirth and saving thousands of lives – Marie Claire UK

“This is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, with hospitals destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 2010, which claimed the lives of a quarter million people, and a hurricane in 2016. It’s also one of the most dangerous places to give birth. Most maternal deaths are caused by eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding). Yet the majority of these deaths are entirely preventable, and the charity Midwives For Haiti is making a real difference.” Read more…

 

 

Pregnancy and Birth in Haiti- In Pictures, The Guardian

“In Haiti, there are only 201 nurse-midwives for a population of 10 million. NGO Midwives for Haiti provides skilled birth attendants and helps to improve mother and child survival.” Read more…

 

Haiti field post: My life as a midwife, The Guardian

“I’ve now trained with Midwives for Haiti, an NGO that runs a school for Haitian nurses to become skilled birth attendants in rural Hinche. I feel proud that I help mums and babies to survive.” Read more…

 

Between Life & Death: Motherhood in Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa – Zeke, Magazine of Global Documentary

““A lack of infrastructure, no waste removal, limited access to clean water and basic health care services, frequent natural disasters and cultural barriers make it very challenging to deliver proper care to women, especially in rural areas of Haiti,” explains Nadene Brunk, CEO and founder of Midwives For Haiti, a non-profit organization that trains skilled birth attendants and educates and empowers people to improve health in their communities.” Read more…

 

 

Notes from the Field: Haiti Edition, Every Mother Counts

“Our longest running partner, Midwives for Haiti, is an all-around powerhouse of an organization located in the Central Plateau that trains health aides to become skilled birth attendants, provides midwifery care in the town hospital, and runs a rural birth center and mobile clinics throughout the region.” Read more…

 

 

Utilizing Task Shifting to Increase Access to Maternal and Infant Health Interventions: A Case Study of Midwives for Haiti, Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

“The shortage of health workers worldwide has been identified as a barrier to achieving targeted health goals. Task shifting has been recommended by the World Health Organization to increase access to trained and skilled birth attendants. One example of task shifting is the use of cadres of health care workers, such as nurses and auxiliary nurse-midwives, who can successfully deliver skilled care to women and infants in low-resource areas where women would otherwise lack access to critical health interventions during the childbearing years. Midwives for Haiti is an organization demonstrating the use of task shifting in its education program for auxiliary midwives.” Read more…

Discover more press and learn more about how Midwives For Haiti is making a difference in Haiti.  If you’d like to do report on our work, please email saronson@midwivesforhaiti.org. Spokespeople are available.