In Haiti the rate of home births is high, and access to prenatal care is hard for many in poor neighborhoods - so our Mobile Health Units (MHU) are in important way to expand access to healthcare and provide screening and medical advice to expectant mothers.
Mobile Health Units set up in different neighborhoods each month, meeting with pregnant women and providing pre- and post-natal care, immunizations and check ups.
Here's a look into a recent MHU we set up on July 3rd.
Join Konbit Sante in raising funds for healthcare in Cap-Haitien, Haiti this month during the 6th annual Maine Walks with Haiti festival.
On Saturday, May 30th, support Portland's sister city, get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air with your neighbors - all for a good cause.
Visit Konbit Sante's site for more information and to register.
On the fifth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Konbit Sante was featured on the front page of the Portland Press Herald.
Read the full story on the Press Herald's website, where Konbit Sante staff and volunteers are profiled, and our progress reducing infant mortality rates are detailed.
Our partners at Haiti Hospital Appeal posted this remembrance on Facebook:
Today is the 5th Anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake. Speaking recently about our work, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said: “Five years after the earthquake many women in Haiti are still giving birth in appalling conditions and without the help of midwives, doctors or nurses. Charities like Haiti Hospital Appeal are vital in ensuring we do not forget about these people when the world’s focus moves on to the next crisis. ...