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INTO THESE HANDS

After ten months of intense classroom time,  we are thrilled to report that our 8th class of Skilled Birth Attendants recently completed their didactic studies! All have successfully passed their final exams and have now been sent to various hospitals, birth centers, and clinics throughout Haiti to practice their knowledge and new skills in the clinical portion

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HerStory: Let’s Hear From The Women

Each month a team of six midwives visits 22 remote villages in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The days are long for these midwives, but they are often longer for the women who come to see them. Most of the pregnant women who seek the care of the Mobile Prenatal Clinic walk

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A MIDWIFE IN HAITI: GENETTE THELESMOND

We recently sat down with Genette Thelusmond, Class 3 graduate and MFH teacher, in her home to hear about her life as a midwife in Haiti. The following are excerpts of our conversation. MFH: Tell me about yourself. Why did you want to be a midwife? GT: I’m the 2nd of 8 children

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Midwives in the Making

Three months into their year long training, we caught up with Imene, Judith, and Vadley, all students in our current 8th Class of skilled birth attendants. This trio studied together at the same four year nursing program in Port-au-Prince. All three women were called to midwifery during their nursing training and

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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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