Healthy Moms | Healthy Babies
Where Are We Currently?
Death in Childbirth: 1 in 285
Compare to the U.S.: 1 in 4700.
Simply giving birth in a place with skilled healthcare workers and basic medical equipment drastically reduces mortality.
The problem is, most moms can’t afford $200 for basic prenatal care and delivery in a healthcare facility.
Death in Childhood: 1 in 14
Compare to the U.S.: 1 in 167 die before age 5.
Vitamins - Infants lack basic nutrition
Immunizations - core, life-saving vaccines are needed
Danger signs - moms don’t recognize signs of serious illness
Exclusive breastfeeding - instead of breastmilk only, infants are given impure water
Omphalitis prevention - basic umbilical cord care is lacking
What Can We Do?
Zero maternal deaths
90% of deliveries in a healthcare facility
Cut infant mortality 75%
Cut ≤ age 5 mortality 75%
What Does This Mean?
Over the Next 10 Years:
Touched for Christ
Safe Hospital Delivery
Touched for Christ
Two moms won’t leave behind more orphans.
Twenty five children will live, grow, and thrive.
Twenty seven funerals won’t happen.
Twenty seven people have the chance to know Jesus.
Twenty seven people live to impact Haiti for Christ.
How Does It Work?
Partnership in the Gospel
Disciples’ Village partners with 5 villages, with a total of about 2000 people: Dahl, Trouforban, Vielo, Barboncourt, and a community within Montrouis.
We plan to sponsor expectant mothers in each village.
Based on the birth rate in Haiti, 23.7/1000 people, we estimate the need to support 50 moms and their babies through age 5.
DV has hired 2 nurses to administer this effort.
They will touch the lives of the mothers and children by providing healthcare but also with the love of Christ.
Identify pregnant women in the five DV villages
Determine due date based on date of last menstrual period
Start prenatal vitamins
Schedule prenatal care (PNC) with local facility
Arrange transportation to PNC appointments
Develop transportation plan near time of delivery
Delivery at local health facility with C-section capability
Newborn care education/ breastfeeding education/assistance
Family planning/ sexually transmitted infection education
Infant vaccinations/ Infant/child follow up
Track each mother and infant in electronic health record
Report on maternal and infant outcomes for DV villages
How Can I Help?
Sponsor a Mother and Child
Together, we can reduce maternal and child mortality in five rural Haitian villages, save the lives of 27 mothers and their children, and touch the lives of 500 mothers and children with the gospel of Christ over the next ten years.
Cost per mother/child pair is only $600 total for five years of follow-up and includes:
All prenatal care and delivery in a healthcare facility
Maternal and newborn care education
Follow up with moms and babies to help with nutrition, clean water, vitamins, antiparasitic treatment, and watching for signs of acute illness