Mobile Clinic Needs You!

2017 Mobile Clinic Campaign

Meet Noel Anise,

a mother in rural Haiti. Each month, 500-800 women like Noel walk up to 3 hours to reach our Mobile Prenatal Clinic.

We can only continue the mobile clinic- and save more lives- with your support.

MOBILE PRENATAL CLINIC: WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!

Haiti has the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in the Western Hemisphere. Most of these deaths are entirely preventable. We need your help to reach more rural mothers like Noel with life-saving care.

Noel Anise walked each month to the Savein Halein clinic to receive the care, screenings, and medication she needed to have a safe pregnancy with this third child, a boy. She then brought him back to the Mobile Prenatal Clinic when he was 14 days old to receive postnatal care. Both mom and baby are healthy and doing well thanks to the care they received. How much did it cost to ensure safe motherhood for Noel 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 to 500-800 women in 23 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.

When a mother in Haiti dies during pregnancy or childbirth, her newborn will most likely also die. Her family loses the glue that holds them together and the risk for a continued cycle of poverty increases, particularly for her female children. Most maternal deaths are entirely preventable if mothers have access to skilled care. The Mobile Prenatal Clinic saves the lives of mothers and babies.

How much is a mother’s life worth? Our ability to deliver life-saving care to the women of rural Haiti depends upon the support we receive.

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.

Mother’s At Risk has committed to funding the salaries of the skilled birth attendants. While this support is essential, the midwives need the tools and resources to do their jobs and save lives. All of the supplies, medications, rapid tests, and transportation costs of the Mobile Prenatal Clinic are funded by donors like you.

Help us deliver the Mobile Prenatal Clinic to the women of rural Haiti.

We need to raise $60,000 by May 15!

In Haiti, mothers come to our Mobile Prenatal Clinic because they want to survive childbirth. And they want their babies to survive, too.  

Every $100 you give provides brings health to 10 mothers and their babies. Your donation makes a difference for women like these:
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VENIA MEDINE

Venia has 5 kids (4 girls and 1 boy) and is 9 months pregnant with her 6th child. She attends the Randejoie mobile clinic, a 2 hour drive from the nearest hospital, and says “To go to Hinche, we have to pay. But here, I can get what I need- lab tests, medicine, everything, for free.”
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MEDINA ALTÀLY

Medina Altàly (27) is seven months along in her sixth pregnancy. Medina carries her own chair to her prenatal visits in the small, crowded building in Savane Halein. 51 women received care here on the day this picture was taken and Medina said that she learned about “healthy eating and danger signs” during the education portion of the clinic.
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Merlande Cadet

Mirlande (33, in red) is 9 months pregnant with her 4th child. She has two daughters and a son and guesses this baby will be a boy. “All of my babies were born at the hospital.” She is staying with her mother so that she can get the care she needs at the mobile clinic.
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NOEL ANISE

Noel Anise (29) receives postnatal care for her 14-day old baby. She attended the mobile clinic each month during her pregnancy and because she didn’t develop any complications and lives far from the the hospital, she delivered her baby at home with a matwòn, or traditional birth attendant.
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800 WOMEN

Up to 800 women each month come to 23 mobile clinics in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The midwives can see up to 120 mothers on a single day. Without the care the traveling midwives bring, these women would not receive any maternal care.
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AVIOL LIDJER

Aviol (25) is expecting her 6th child. She walked 5 hours to reach this clinic. “It’s really good, I get the medicine I need.” All of her other children were born at home but she says if she has enough time and money, she will take a moto to the hospital for this one.

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY AND HELP US RAISE $60,000 BY MAY 15.

YOUR SUPPORT WILL KEEP THE MIDWIVES ON THE ROAD SAVING LIVES, ALL YEAR ROUND .

Gifts of $50+ will receive a limited edition set of Midwives For Haiti notecards by an award winning photographer.

Photos: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott + Summer Aronson