Posts Tagged Maternal & Child Health

Obstetric Fistula: A Devastating But Fixable Womens Health Issue.

Obstetric Fistula: A Devastating But Fixable Womens Health Issue.

Chances are, you haven’t heard of obstetric fistula. That’s because American’s haven’t suffered from fistula since the 19th century, when a fistula hospital stood […]

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies in Haiti

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies in Haiti

Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere. In a major effort to reduce maternal […]

Childhood Pneumonia

Childhood Pneumonia

What it is. Childhood pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, often caused by common viruses. Why it matters. Pneumonia is more deadly than […]

Providing Emergency Obstetric Care in Haiti

Providing Emergency Obstetric Care in Haiti

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen emergency obstetric care in Haiti, Direct Relief International is providing funding to complete construction […]

Staff Story: Exploring Maternal Health in Northwest Haiti

Staff Story: Exploring Maternal Health in Northwest Haiti

Yesterday afternoon my colleagues and I took the thirty minute flight from Port au Prince to Port de Paix in the far […]

Staff Story: A Door for an Ambulance

Staff Story: A Door for an Ambulance

This is a personal, From The Field story by Andrew McCalla, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Manager. We arrived at the small medical […]

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