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Mobile Clinic Through the Eyes of Pulitzer Winning Journalist (Photos)

We were recently visited by B.D. Colen– photographer and Pulitzer Prize winnng journalist. B.D. came to Haiti to learn about our programs and joined us on several mobile clinics. His images speak for themselves but he was gracious enough to put pen to paper and describe his experience with the midwives

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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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