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For 12 years, we’ve been delivering safe birth, empowering women, and transforming lives.
We strive to educate midwives and increase access to skilled maternity care in Haiti. The annual salary for a Midwife in Haiti is just $5,000 and with your donation we can help fund the education of skilled birth attendants and the work of Midwives for Haiti.
Our Mission is to increase access to skilled maternity care in Haiti. With your support, in the past 12 years, we’ve accomplished:
- 155 Skilled Birth Attendants Trained
- 126,044 Safe Pregnancies + Births
- 1272 Volunteer Visits
Our impact has just begun and we need your support! The more supporters we have, the greater chance we will win! Please consider joining “our team” and creating your own fundraiser and getting your friends and family to do the same! If you can’t fundraise for us, please give generously and help spread the word!
We work in collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population and other organizations to deliver culturally appropriate, high impact health interventions.
Our approach reduces the three major delays– the delay in the decision to seek care, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving adequate care- that prevent women from accessing life saving maternal care.
Over a decade ago, midwife Nadene Brunk had a vision that all women in Haiti would receive maternity care from a skilled attendant in her community. Nadene knew that the only way to create sustainable change and reduce the number of preventable deaths of mothers and their babies over time was to scale health worker capacity within the country. Training Haitian nurses to be skilled birth attendants, a process called task shifting and recommended by the World Health Organization, has been the core of our programs ever since. Since 2006, we’ve trained 155 skilled birth attendants. Another 29 students will graduate in May next year, taking our total graduates to 184, or about 23% of the skilled maternity health workers in Haiti.
As a result of Nadene’s vision and the hard work of many, tens of thousands of lives are touched with skilled care each year.
Despite our efforts, too many women and babies in Haiti still die from preventable causes. We still have a lot of work to do to make birth safer in Haiti.