Midwives For Haiti
www.midwivesforhaiti.org
The Issue:
Maternal and Infant
Mortality
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
Part of the Western
Hemisphere, Haiti is...
• the poorest country
• the most dangerous country
to give birth
• the most da...
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
Most maternal deaths
are caused by
eclampsia, sepsis,
and postpartum
hemorrhage.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
In other words,
most of these deaths
are preventable.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
“It’s not biology that kills
them so much as neglect.”
-Nicholas D. Kristof
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
Children who lose their
mothers are 10 times
more likely to die
prematurely than those
who have not. -UNFPA
MidwivesForHai...
The single most critical intervention
to ensure safe motherhood is skilled
attendance at all births. -UNFPA
MidwivesForHai...
• Much of Haiti is rural and
underdeveloped
• Lack of infrastructure and access
to medical facilities or emergency
transpo...
2. Increase access to prenatal,
delivery, and postpartum care.
1. Increase number of Skilled
Birth Attendants.
(We do both...
We deliver high impact health
interventions to fight maternal and
infant mortality in Haiti.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
Our projects are working.
We’ve trained 71 Skilled Birth Attendants.
Or, 1/3 of the midwives working in Haiti.
Last year, ...
Our Mobile Prenatal Clinic is at risk.
We need investors.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
Mobile Prenatal Clinic:
20 remote villages. Over 500
pregnant women monthly. More
than 6,000 patient care
visits a year. O...
Our midwives travel up to 2 1/2
hours to communities that have
no medical facilities or trained
healthcare providers.
They...
We employ six Mobile Clinic
midwives, all graduates of
our training program.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
•Provide education
•Perform a prenatal or postpartum exam
•Screen for HIV and syphilis
•Test and treat for gonorrhea, chla...
Many women walk
up to two hours
each way in
high temperatures
to receive care.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
The exam table is often
the back of our Jeep.
Mothers are measured
to determine gestational age.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
We collect blood samples and test on site.
Data is collected at each clinic.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
We test and treat for sexually
transmitted infections (STIs) such as
gonorrhea and chlamydia.
If left untreated, these inf...
We see up to 90 women at a
single clinic.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
“Before Midwives for Haiti,
no one cared about us.”
-mother at Mobile Clinic
Meet Duvilia.
This will be her first
child. She walks 1 1/2
hours each way to
receive prenatal care.
She wants to know that...
Dorzelia received
prenatal care for the
first time at Mobile
Clinic.This is her
seventh child.
MidwivesForHaiti©2014
This is Phitane. She received an emergency
transport by our Mobile Clinic midwives to receive
medication to prevent eclamp...
“If women don’t have access to
Mobile Clinic, more women will
die in childbirth.”
-Philomène, Mobile Clinic Midwife
Midwiv...
Mobile Prenatal Clinic is our
most expensive project.
At $10 each, providing 6,000 prenatal and
postpartum care visits ann...
Help us give rural
mothers and infants
their best chance at life.
Donate today.
www.midwivesforhaiti.org/
mobile-clinic
Mi...
This is how to end preventable maternal and infant deaths in rural Haiti.
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Midwives for Haiti is fighting maternal and infant mortality by training Skilled Birth Attendants and increasing access to quality maternal care. The free maternal care their Mobile Prenatal Clinic brings to twenty remote Haitian villages literally means the difference between life and death for so many mothers and babies.

Learn more at www.midwivesforhaiti.org.

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  1. 1. Midwives For Haiti www.midwivesforhaiti.org
  2. 2. The Issue: Maternal and Infant Mortality MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  3. 3. Part of the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is... • the poorest country • the most dangerous country to give birth • the most dangerous country to be an infant or child MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  4. 4. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  5. 5. Most maternal deaths are caused by eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhage. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  6. 6. In other words, most of these deaths are preventable. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  7. 7. “It’s not biology that kills them so much as neglect.” -Nicholas D. Kristof MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  8. 8. Children who lose their mothers are 10 times more likely to die prematurely than those who have not. -UNFPA MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  9. 9. The single most critical intervention to ensure safe motherhood is skilled attendance at all births. -UNFPA MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  10. 10. • Much of Haiti is rural and underdeveloped • Lack of infrastructure and access to medical facilities or emergency transportation. • Lack of resources and workforce attrition Only 25% of births are attended by a skilled provider because: MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  11. 11. 2. Increase access to prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care. 1. Increase number of Skilled Birth Attendants. (We do both.) The Solution: MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  12. 12. We deliver high impact health interventions to fight maternal and infant mortality in Haiti. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  13. 13. Our projects are working. We’ve trained 71 Skilled Birth Attendants. Or, 1/3 of the midwives working in Haiti. Last year, our graduates provided over 60,000 prenatal exams and attended over 12,000 births throughout the country. These numbers grow exponentially each year. But, we need your help. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  14. 14. Our Mobile Prenatal Clinic is at risk. We need investors. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  15. 15. Mobile Prenatal Clinic: 20 remote villages. Over 500 pregnant women monthly. More than 6,000 patient care visits a year. Over 40 emergency transports annually. (Without the Mobile Prenatal Clinic, most of these women won’t receive any maternal care.) MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  16. 16. Our midwives travel up to 2 1/2 hours to communities that have no medical facilities or trained healthcare providers. They set up in whatever building is available, or sometimes at the back of the Jeep. Then our midwives get to work. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  17. 17. We employ six Mobile Clinic midwives, all graduates of our training program. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  18. 18. •Provide education •Perform a prenatal or postpartum exam •Screen for HIV and syphilis •Test and treat for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and malaria •Provide vitamins and iron supplements •Test and treat for hypertension, vaginal infections, and intestinal worms Our Midwives Always: MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  19. 19. Many women walk up to two hours each way in high temperatures to receive care. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  20. 20. MidwivesForHaiti©2014 The exam table is often the back of our Jeep.
  21. 21. Mothers are measured to determine gestational age. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  22. 22. We collect blood samples and test on site. Data is collected at each clinic. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  23. 23. We test and treat for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. If left untreated, these infections risk the lives of both mother and baby. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  24. 24. We see up to 90 women at a single clinic. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  25. 25. MidwivesForHaiti©2014 “Before Midwives for Haiti, no one cared about us.” -mother at Mobile Clinic
  26. 26. Meet Duvilia. This will be her first child. She walks 1 1/2 hours each way to receive prenatal care. She wants to know that she and her baby are healthy and safe. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  27. 27. Dorzelia received prenatal care for the first time at Mobile Clinic.This is her seventh child. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  28. 28. This is Phitane. She received an emergency transport by our Mobile Clinic midwives to receive medication to prevent eclampsia (seizures). She then delivered a healthy daughter. MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  29. 29. “If women don’t have access to Mobile Clinic, more women will die in childbirth.” -Philomène, Mobile Clinic Midwife MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  30. 30. Mobile Prenatal Clinic is our most expensive project. At $10 each, providing 6,000 prenatal and postpartum care visits annually in the remotest regions of Haiti costs $60,000. But, if we don’t do this who will? MidwivesForHaiti©2014
  31. 31. Help us give rural mothers and infants their best chance at life. Donate today. www.midwivesforhaiti.org/ mobile-clinic Midwives For Haiti is a 501(c)(3) charity. All donations are tax deductible. MidwivesForHaiti©2014

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