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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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Spotlight: Magdala Jude Tells Her Story

My Story by Magdala Jude, Graduate SBA and Mobile Clinic SBA, Midwives For Haiti (MFH) (The setting:  Magdala sits at the kitchen table in the MFH volunteer/instructor home in Hinche, Haiti with Manno, the house manager and translator at her side.  Hopefully, these words will capture Magdala’s spirit, enthusiasm and sincerity.  I would hate for

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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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