Yesterday we brought a pregnant woman and her husband to Bernard Mevs Hospital for a consultation. She appeared anemic and weak. Her husband came to us because he was worried for the health of his wife and he didn't know what to do. The hospital gave her an appointment to return for a consultation today. Her husband sees the necessity of good health during a pregnancy. If he wouldn't have been interested in seeking out medical care for her she just may have become another statistic in the maternal mortality rate here in Haiti. Pray that the doctors can help her and that she may deliver a healthy baby.
The maternal mortality rate in Haiti has increased over the last decade. There are several missions who are working to reverse this rate. The first video profiles an organization called Haitian Health Foundation. This organization was established by Dr. Jeremy Lowney and one of the activities that they do is to provide health care for pregnant mothers in the Jeremie area. The second video profiles PIH (Partners In Health) and explains the problem of maternal health care in the Central Plateau area. The third video profiles the work of CARE and explains the work that is being done in the earthquake affected areas. Pray for a decrease in the maternal mortality rate here in Haiti.
1. SAVING HAITI'S MOTHERS
2. HAITI: MATERNAL MORTALITY
3. CARE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR WOMEN IN HAITI