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Why It Matters: Mobile Clinic

Dear Friends of Midwives For Haiti- The work that we do in Haiti does not occur under just one roof. Our Mobile Prenatal Clinic travels to remote locations where, without our mobile unit, the women seen would not have access to consistent prenatal care and medical support during their pregnancies. On a single day,

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Traditional birth attendants catch about 75% of babies born in Haiti. These are wise men and women who have often received the knowledge from their elders or family members. They are highly respected community leaders and care deeply about the mothers they help during childbirth. Most have also never had any formal training in safe

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Spotlight: Guillet Enelus, Graudate + Hospital Staff

To ensure access to 24/7 maternity care at Hospital Ste. Therese, the public referral hospital in the Central Plateau of Haiti, Midwives For Haiti recently hired two new staff members (taking our total paid staff at the hospital to 16). The following interview is with Guillet Enelus, skilled attendant and graduate 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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Saving Lives: Providing Respectful Postnatal Care to Mothers and Newborns in Haiti

Women need skilled care before, during, and after delivery. In developing countries like Haiti, postnatal care programs are often the weakest of all reproductive and child health programs. Lack of postnatal care contributes up to half of all preventable maternal and newborn deaths. Hospital Ste. Therese is the public referral

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Why Skilled Birth Attendants Matter

I’ve been working in Haiti for about a decade to reduce maternal and infant mortality by increasing access to skilled maternity care. Skilled attendance is a proven intervention to reduce preventable maternal and newborn deaths. In Haiti, only about 25% of women have access to a skilled attendant during their

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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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