In the remote villages of mountainous La Gonâve, Haiti, childbirth is dangerous business. The island of 80,000 people has never had a trained obstetric care specialist. Due to lack of available and affordable prenatal care, one in four women will die in childbirth due to obstetric problems. Tragically, the deadliest complications, such as tetanus, eclampsia, and hemorrhaging, have been preventable for over 100 years.
Two women sent to mainland Haiti were trained as midwives and have returned to La Gonâve with the expertise to teach and do clinical work. They will teach and supervise 22 community healthcare workers who will run local prenatal clinics in each village for early detection and referral.
You can help them in their vital work. Just $18.00 provides complete prenatal care for one woman in La Gonâve, Haiti. Your donation will help end the legacy of preventable childbirth-related deaths and lay the foundation for a healthy generation born in La Gonâve.
The La Gonâve Haiti Partnership has been on the island of La Gonâve for more than 20 years. They help the people of the island grow sustainable capacity to provide the most basic needs of education, healthcare, clean water, and agriculture.
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