Understanding the reasons for hospital and home births in Haiti

In a country like Haiti, where 60% of women deliver at home, it is not uncommon that women find themselves in very risky situations if something starts to go wrong during labor or delivery. In rural areas – the risk is even higher as villages are spread across the mountainous...

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Quality, not just quantity: antenatal care in LMICs

On the surface, health records with completed rows of four antenatal care (ANC) visits for each woman, show great success. Indicators on antenatal care coverage – at least one visit and at least four visits – focused efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals on increasing the number of ANC...

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Acting on the Call: Everyone Needs to Play Their Part Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation

Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths within a Generation This article was originally published on the Health Policy Plus Viewpoints blog. This past August, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ministers of health from 26 countries[1] took a major leap forward when they signed a ministerial declaration committing to end Preventable Maternal,...

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A Healthy Competition: Achieving “Clean Clinic Status” in Haiti

Reposted from the USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) blog Of all the public health problems we face, why focus on clean clinics? The answers are simple. Unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and practices discourage people from seeking care at health facilities. This includes pregnant women, who...

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HerStory: Let’s Hear From The Women

​Each month a team of six midwives visits 22 remote villages in the Central Plateau of Haiti. The days are long for these midwives, but they are often longer for the women who come to see them. Most of the pregnant women who seek the care of Midwives For Haiti's Mobile Prenatal...

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