Midwives for Haiti Inc

A nonprofit organization

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MFH actively reduces maternal and infant mortality in Haiti by training Haitian nurses to be skilled birth attendants. midwivesforhaiti.org


We are in the final phase of our Mobile Clinic Makeover and we need your help! We're getting a new vehicle (yay!) and now we need to revamp our clinic.

The Makeover - Each month we provide free care to about 600 women in rural Haiti at our mobile prenatal clinics. Until now, we haven't been able to collect much data on these women. The very little patient information collected in Haiti is written by hand in notebooks. This makes the task of analyzing this information extremely difficult. Without the method and means to collect and analyze data on our patients, we are missing an opportunity to provide the women who live in the remotest parts of Haiti with better care. By revamping our clinic and data collection, we will be better able to measure our success and improve our efforts. We will make more progress!

The Trade-off - We've created new data input sheets and have hired a data collection coordinator to accompany the midwives with Mobile Clinic. We will need to hire translators and buy necessary supplies. All of these things add up, and we need help!

Please join us in revamping our "Big Data Project" on #GivingTuesday. Our goal is $5,000 and your support is essential!

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Midwives For Haiti (MFH) offers education and training in prenatal care and skilled birth assistance to Haitian nurses, so that they may provide life saving care to their fellow Haitian sisters and their babies. 

Each year, we host an 11-month course taught and precepted by four Haitian midwives, who are assisted by volunteer midwives from North America and Europe.

We also run a mobile clinic to serve nearly 600 women a month in some of the remotest parts of Haiti. Without our mobile clinic, these mothers would not receive pre or postnatal care, nor would they be transported to the hospital for life saving emergency care. Join us and our efforts to give our mobile clinics a makeover this #GivingTuesday!

We also work with traditional birth attendants, who attend nearly 70% of the births in Haiti, through our Matron Outreach Program.  We provide a 5-month basic training course to these wise men and women who often have no formal training. The course supplements their knowledge to achieve clean, safe deliveries, and also incorporates other strategies that have been statistically proven to reduce rates of maternal and neonatal mortality.

Teach a man to fish.

You know the proverb, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime".  In Haiti, the poorest country with the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere, MiFH is empowering the people of Haiti to improve maternal care through education and skill development. Become a part of the change. Donate Now or learn more at

                   www.midwivesforhaiti.org

 

Organization Data

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Organization name

Midwives for Haiti Inc

Tax id (EIN)

27-2368581

Categories

Health

Address

7130 GLEN FOREST DR STE 101
RICHMOND, VA 23226

Phone

18046626060x4105

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