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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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MATWONS: LAUGHTER + LEARNING LIFE SAVING SKILLS (PHOTOS)

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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