Haiti has the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in the Western Hemisphere and nearly all of these deaths are preventable with access to skilled care. The Mobile Prenatal Clinic reaches the most vulnerable women with quality maternity care and save lives.
Swamise Brevius (22) walks each month to the Bassin Zim clinic to receive the care, screenings, and medication she needed to have a safe pregnancy with her third child. Swamise is 9 months pregnant and excited to have her baby soon. How much does it cost to ensure safe motherhood for Swamise and a healthy baby? $10 per visit.
Each month, six Haitian skilled birth attendants drive across rivers and over mountains to provide prenatal and postpartum care up to 1500 women like Swamise in 24 remote villages of the Central Plateau. A typical woman walks 2-3 hours to reach the midwives and the life-saving care they offer. Without our team and the maternal care they bring in the Mobile Clinic, most of these women would not receive any care.
For $10 per visit, how many women can you help ensure survive pregnancy?
For $10 per visit, the comprehensive prenatal care provided by the Mobile Clinic includes: education, maternal and fetal health assessment, lab testing and treatment for anemia, worms, malaria, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections. Mothers also receive vitamins and iron supplements. Very ill mothers receive emergency transport to a medical facility.
All of the supplies, medications, rapid tests, salaries, and transportation costs of the Mobile Prenatal Clinic are funded by donors like you.
The first 400 donors will receive a handmade gift from a Haitian artisan. Give now!
Photos: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott + Summer Aronson