Midwives for Haiti

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Raised by 30 people in 38 months
In April 2016 I will be going to Haiti to volunteer my time and skills to a midwifery training project with Midwives for Haiti.

The lack of skilled obstetrical workers makes Haiti the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere to be pregnant or a newborn. According to World Health Organization statistics, 350 women die for every 100,000 births. That rate in the US is 12.6 maternal deaths per 100,000 births.
In the rural areas of Haiti, only 25% of births are attended by someone with the training and supplies needed to make childbirth safe.

Midwives for Haiti has been working since 2004 to train nurses to be skilled birth attendants. Graduates work throughout the country, mostly in rural communities where need for their skills is greatest. The organization is well-known and respected in Hinche, has the support of the local population, and works in partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health.

I have attached the link to the organization’s website which provides a wealth of information about this inspiring and ambitious project. http://www.midwivesforhaiti.org

Haitian midwives need medical equipment and medications to provide life-saving health care in rural areas. For example, each midwife needs tools that can be sterilized, a steady supply of sterile gloves, basic obstetrical medications, and textbooks that have been translated into Creole.
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$1,595 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 38 months
Created January 13, 2016
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35 months ago

So proud to be able to call you "my people". You are both fantastic doing fantasic work.

Bonnie McKeating
37 months ago

Awesome Amy! Good luck!

Nancy Pauletto
38 months ago

So proud of you Amy :)

Carlee Milot
38 months ago

Amy, always so proud of you!

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