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