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CROWDRISE : Dec 16, 2010
Tax ID: 27-2368581
BASED: Richmond, VA, United States


Midwives For Haiti

We are fighting maternal and infant mortality in Haiti. Join us. (*Please note that Crowdrise charges 5% + 2.9% credit card fee + $0.30 per donation. If you are fundraising for your volunteer programs fees, please set your total goal to include the program fee + about 8%.)

We are actively reducing maternal and infant mortality in Haiti, the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere to give birth, be an infant, or child under 5 with five high impact projects:

  • We train Haitian nurses to be Skilled Birth Attendants in an 12-month intensive program. The Haitian teaching staff is supported by visiting midwives and international medical professionals in our Volunteer Teaching Program. To date, we have trained 124 Skilled Birth Attendants who are now working throughout the country, providing quality care to tens of thousands of women and children each year.
  • We staff and run a Mobile Prenatal Clinic that provides free comprehensive healthcare to pregnant women in 23 rural villages throughout the Central Plateau. Each year, we perform over 7,000 patient care visits.
  • Our Matròn Outreach Program works with matròns, or Traditional Birth Attendants, who attend an estimated 75% of deliveries in Haiti, all of which are out-of-hospital. Our collaborative program not only offers formal training in achieving clean, safe deliveries, but also incorporates other strategies that have been statistically proven to reduce rates of maternal and neonatal mortality.
  • In partnership with the Haitian Ministry to Health, we support the Maternity Center at Hospital Ste. Therese by paying the salaries of 18 auxiliary-midwives to ensure mothers and newborns have access to care 24/7.
  • In July 2014, we launched the Postnatal Care Program to ensure that every mother who delivers at Hospital Ste. Therese and her baby are thoroughly evaluated before discharge, given excellent education and scheduled for follow-up visits in our new postnatal clinic. With this program, we've increased the number of patients receiving postnatal care at Hospital Ste. Therese from 1% to 93%. 
  • In the fall of 2015, we are opened the Carrie Wortham Birth Center, our first rural birth center in the remote community of Cabestor in the Central Plateau. The birth center provides 24/7 free access to prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care to the women and families of this region.

Learn more about what we do. Together we can end preventable maternal and newborn deaths in Haiti.  Thank you!

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