women's health Archives - Midwives For Haiti

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New Home Visit Program Launched in Hinche!

After witnessing the success of our home visit program at the rural Carrie Wortham Birth Center, we’ve wanted to do something similar in Hinche. About 200 mothers give birth at the local hospital here each month and although our Postnatal Care Program there has filled a critical gap in care,

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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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Class 8 Graduation! (in photos)

After an intensive year long course based on World Health Organization standards, 29 Haitian nurses earned a Certificate in Essential Obstetric Skills on September 18, 2016. These skilled birth attendants were celebrated in Hinche, Haiti, and were joined by our teachers and staff, many alumni of Midwives For Haiti, proud

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HerStory: Let’s Hear From The Women

Each month a team of six midwives visits 22 remote villages in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The days are long for these midwives, but they are often longer for the women who come to see them. Most of the pregnant women who seek the care of the Mobile Prenatal Clinic walk

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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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