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New Home Visit Program Launched in Hinche!

After witnessing the success of our home visit program at the rural Carrie Wortham Birth Center, we’ve wanted to do something similar in Hinche. About 200 mothers give birth at the local hospital here each month and although our Postnatal Care Program there has filled a critical gap in care,

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Our Best Of 2016: 7 Unforgettable Stories

                A mother prays over her daughter, who suffered eclamptic seizures- an entirely preventable condition and the leading cause of maternal death in Haiti- and narrowly avoided death at 33 weeks pregnant because of the quick action of Midwives For Haiti graduates at Hospital

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Birth Stories From Rural Haiti

Midwives Michel and Nelta will tell you- babies come when they want to come! Day or night, moms in labor turn up at the rural Carrie Wortham Birth Center seeking the skilled care, loving assurance, and medications the health center offers. Some moms walk for miles in the dark of

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The Hospital: Through the Eyes of a First Time Visitor

  The Hospital. Part One: It’s my second day in Haiti. I already have the wonderful, earthy smells and thick heat of Haiti under my fingernails. I’m also covered in mosquito repellant but haven’t seen a single buzzing pest since arriving from London the previous evening. After lunch, Nadene and

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POSTNATAL CARE PROGRAM: IT’S WORKING!

We launched a new Postnatal Care Program! In collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Health and Population, Haiti’s Kids, our new Postnatal Care Program ensures that every mother who delivers at Hospital Ste. Therese and her baby are thoroughly evaluated before discharge, given excellent education and scheduled for follow-up visits in our

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