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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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Haiti’s Heroes

Working in Haiti, I’m often praised for doing good work, or told how thankful Haitian people must be for the program I work with.  The longer I work here and get to know Haitian people, though, I find myself profoundly humbled by their everyday heroism.  I am inspired by them,

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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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