Welcome to MamaBaby Haiti, International
untreatable diseases. They are dying because
societies have yet to make a decision
that their lives are worth saving.” – Nicholas Kristof
MamaBaby Haiti is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of the women and infants of Haiti. Our mission is to lower the maternal, fetal, and neonatal mortality rate in our Haitian community one woman, one child at a time.
MamaBaby Haiti operates a non-profit free-standing birth center and clinic in the village of Morne Rouge, Haiti. We provide free prenatal care, education, birth, postpartum, and pediatric care. Women come from all over this area to be seen in our clinic for prenatal care and to deliver their babies in a safe, clean, and welcoming environment.
Our mission is a seemingly simple one: to provide quality maternity care in an area where there is none. Haiti is one of the least developed countries in the world; it has the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere. It is our core belief that no woman or child should ever die because of where they live. Our goal is to offer services to women that will decrease their risk of dying from what should be a normal life event: pregnancy and birth.
MBH sets forth a vision of healthy women that will in turn create healthy families. This vision is achieved through the application of evidence based midwifery care. Every two minutes, a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications, the most common causes being: severe bleeding after childbirth, infections, and high blood pressure during pregnancy. 99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries; most could have been prevented with proven interventions.
While our mission appears simple, it is in reality a difficult task. We maintain and staff a fully operational non-profit, FREE clinic and birth center. We employ over fifteen Haitian citizens and accept volunteers to round out meeting the needs of the women we are serving. Not one dime of donated funding is used in the U.S. We function solely to fund this clinic and to serve the women of Haiti. We strive to educate, treat, and care for women to decrease the reality of the “every two minutes a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications” statement. We are working diligently here in the U.S. and in Haiti to bring this issue to light and correct it.
We need your help. Midwives, physicians, naturopaths, nurses, physical therapists, public health workers, advertising, media, and so much more. Consider partnering, volunteering, and supporting our mission to decrease the horrible reality of these statistics.