2020 has certainly been a year like no other! While there have been many hardships, there has also been cooperation, innovation, and connection, as we worked together to overcome these challenges. I have seen so much good come out of the past months!
Our community clinics conducted 4504 perinatal visits just through the end of October. Ste. Therese Hospital delivered an average of 246 babies per month, with 340 in September alone. With your help, we were able to provide personal protective equipment for all of our clinical staff and students, including N95 masks. We also funded and built an outdoor classroom in a little over a week, keeping our students in line with social distancing regulations. We’ve had so many victories this year, thanks to the goodwill of our Midwives for Haiti family.
It is in this spirit that we introduce our End-Of-Year campaign, “One Family, Many Voices.” MFH has always been a family, with students, staff, donors, and volunteers, all working together to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Haiti. Throughout the month of December, we will be introducing you to some of our family members from Haiti, who have been working tirelessly, providing compassionate, evidence based care in adverse circumstances.
Through a series of video snapshots, taken by the staff themselves, you will meet our folks on the ground in the Central Plateau, and hear their stories. We hope this will inspire you to give abundantly, either to the program of your choice, or to our general operating budget. Your generosity will allow us to continue our lifesaving work.
We also look forward to sharing several special events with you during this season of giving, so keep an eye on our social media and your inboxes! Think online bingo, virtual cooking workshops, Zoom socials and more! We want to connect with you, our family, and hear your voices.
We wish you the most wonderful of holiday seasons, and health and prosperity for 2021!
Midwives for Haiti