Building Hope for Pregnant Women in Haiti

Supported Emergency Obstetric Care Facilities in Haiti

As part of Direct Relief’s ongoing commitment to Maternal and Child Health, today Direct Relief helped inaugurate and reopen the maternity wards at four different hospitals in Haiti with equipment and supplies sent down over the past few months.  In total, eight hospitals will be provided with the incentive kits, medications, and equipment needed to upgrade to Emergency Obstetric Care Centers. These facilities serve a total population of over 500,000 people including 150,000 women of childbearing age.

Most of the patients seeking care at these facilities cannot afford to pay for health services and as funding for these facilities shrinks, so do the facility’s resources.  We hope that the significant upgrades to the maternal care facilities will encourage more women to come to the hospital for pre-natal visits and delivery, reducing the chances of birth complications and mortality.

Learn more about this campaign or read an observation about these facilities

Leave a Reply


Twitter

Contact Information

Direct Relief
Email & Contact Form
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 964-4767

Federal Tax ID : 95-1831116

Privacy Policy | Donation Policy

Awards & Recognition

awards ratings

Licenses & Accreditation

vawd accreditation


© 2001-2016 Direct Relief. All rights reserved