Dar a Luz Honduras
CAMPAIGN FOR RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE
Your support is greatly appreciated and so much needed. Together we are changing the conditions for women and their families in childbirth throughout Honduras!
Dar a Luz operates as a non-profit, relying on outside funding, donated supplies and volunteered time. The work we do here is valuable, and we gratefully appreciate your support.
We are trying to raise a total of $8,000 from supporters like you.
A gift of :
$5 supports necessary supplies as wash-cloths and socks for laboring women
$20 supports the production of educational posters to informe women about their body and prepare them for their labor and birth
$25 sets up a childbirth education class at a local health center
$30 assists in organizing a medical- skills seminar with hospital staff
$50 covers the cost of a workshop with our traditional midwives in a rural area
$100- helps with cost of upcoming seminars for Gynaecologist Resident Doctors.
$300- supports education in Tegucigalpa at the National University and in the biggest Hospital University
$500 - supports us with ongoing costs
Of course, any amount you are graciously willing to donate, we humbly recieve.
Why is there a need for transformation?
The campaign for Respectful Maternity Care and Human Rights in Childbirth is one of it's kind in Central America and has the potential step by step to completely change the face of labour and delivery in Honduran hospitals. Our campaign provides seminars, workshops, hands on trainings, and much more.
The environment surrounding birth in the public hospitals is often very stressful for women. Women labor in one room without privacy, are relegated to their beds, and are separated from their family members. Often staff has not had basic training on how to support women through labor. Kind words are rare, almost no instructions on breathing or relaxation techniques are given to the women. Sometimes, basic medical information is not provided. Through our campaign for Respectful Maternity Care and Human Rights During Childbirth, we have already seen an improvement in these areas.
The largest hospital sees around 60 births a day, also 2000 medical students and 1000 nursing students get trained here each year. Making change with these students in the public hospitals of Tegucigalpa will have ripple effects throughout the whole country.
Just as important as the reduction of unnecessary/harmful practices is improving the treatment of women during labor and birth. Often, staff does not recieve any training on how to support a woman during labor and birth. and little information is provided over performed procedures. Generally, women are not given the expected attention and compassion they need.
Your support is key in helping women throughout Honduras have a better birth.
Help us raise funds so we can continue improving maternal and infant health throughout Honduras!
Dar a Luz Honduras was founded by Silvia Bahr and is a grassrootsorganization.