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“HHA came to help make the vision of a well-respected Haitian paediatrician a reality; a Haitian hospital that offered quality, affordable, and compassionate care to the poor. I was immediately impressed by their interest in working closely and respectfully with both the community and the Haitian health authorities to ‘do it right’, with maximum local direction and ownership.”
Nate Nickerson RN, DrPH, Executive Director, Konbit Sante
Every day across the globe, around 1,000 women and girls die needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth. Of these deaths, 99% happen in the developing world, often from avoidable circumstances!
Haiti has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the Western Hemisphere, with around 63% of births taking place at home without any form of medical support, placing both mother and child at great risk. Women subsequently face a 1 in 37 chance of dying during labour.
These risks which often needlessly lead to death or life long disability, can easily be avoided when women have better access to education, transportation to receive care, and appropriate medical support at facilities.
Our Maternity Unit provides specialist care to women across North Haiti. Though our community outreach work we identify the most high-risk women, and ensure they receive the support they deserve. You can read more about this in our Mobile Outreach page.
Our Maternity facility is open 24/7 and has 22 inpatient beds, 2 delivery rooms, a surgical department for C-sections and other emergency surgical needs, and provides pre and post natal consultations, including ultra sound screening.Â We also offer vaccinations, HIV screening and support, family planning, education, vitamin distribution and much more.
Alongside providing thousands of beneficiaries outpatient care, between July 2014 and June 2015 our partner maternity unit provided:
826 deliveries, of which 268 were Emergency C-Sections. This was an 11.6% increase from the number of deliveries provided the previous period. Thanks to efforts like ours, more women in Haiti are delivering in hospitals than ever before and the maternal mortality rate is dropping!
We are grateful to UKaid for their support of our Maternity and Paediatric work. To find out some of the ways they are helping to fund our efforts, visit this page: Mobile Outreach