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We  take a systemic approach to providing levels of care that are needed to help assure healthy mothers and their babies.

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The Solution

We take a systemic approach to providing levels of care that are needed to help assure healthy mothers and their babies. We work in direct partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health and work with both public and private facilities and directly in communities in the North of Haiti.

In working to “Make Births Safe” in Haiti, Konbit Sante, Haiti Hospital Appeal and the Haiti Health Trust collaborate to:

Support Haitian healthcare facilities to provide appropriate and accessible care

  • Keep a leading 45 bed maternity and pediatric unit open. No woman is refused care for inability to pay.
  • Support a public birthing center to be able to be open 24 hrs a day as a referral site for skilled delivery and emergency care.
  • Provide free tubal ligations for women who desire them but are unable to pay.

Support Community Interventions

  • Staff and supply mobile prenatal clinics in the poorest neighborhoods to reach women currently not accessing health centers.
  • Develop safe birthing plans with all women attending prenatal services.
  • Improve access to education through community health worker home visits and rally posts in highest‐risk areas.
  • Provide safe birthing kits for pregnant women who will be delivering at home.
  • Train traditional birth attendants in safer hygienic birth practices, recognition and referral of obstetrical emergencies, and recognition, first response, and referrals for newborn emergencies.
  • Provide free emergency transportation for obstetrical or neonate emergencies.
  • Conduct post‐partum visits by community health workers within 2 days of delivery to evaluate the health of both mother and newborn.
  • Support mothers and fathers clubs for new parents.
  • Promote immediate and exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months of life.

And in the last year, the hospitals we’re supporting has cared for over 5,000 women, children and babies, saving lives every day, and reducing the maternal and infant morality rate in its target area.