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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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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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Solutions that Work: Bringing Maternal Care to Rural Women in Haiti

Each day, 800 mothers in the world die from mostly preventable causes during pregnancy or childbirth and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. In other words, it is mostly the poorest women in the world who die from causes that we know how to prevent.  In Haiti, where the

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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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