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Theresa Winchester via Crowdrise
December 29, 2010

Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) - the childbirth lifeline in developing countries. A little training increases live babies & moms.  See more

BENEFITING: MATERCARE USA

Theresa Winchester

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MaterCare is devoted to bringing essential obstetric services to women and children in developing countries, presently Kenya and Haiti. Unbelievable but in some countries, women still die or develop obstetric fistula in childbirth! The baby might die too as will siblings under 5 if mom doesn't make it. As we know in North America and Europe, it's almost 100% preventable and MC works on that, one mom at a time. Countries that have shown the best improvements in maternal death & injury have focussed on provision or obstetrics. Rather than mourning the loss, let's prevent it! Simple things, like providing training to Traditional Birth Attendants, results in greater survival rates. Creating a communication system and a transportation system for potentially problem cases also works wonders. Ensuring a local hospital is capable in life-threatening maternal complications is another huge step. All of this and more is possible with the methods used by MaterCare. We need your help as we currently get no financial support other than individuals and some foundations; be part of the solution.

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A very worthwhile charity. Keep up the good work of providing essential obstetrics to women & children. 6 years ago