No mom should die giving birth. Yet more than 800 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The majority of these women live in developing countries like Haiti. Many women in rural Haiti do not have access to prenatal care. They give birth at home, with no help if there are complications for the baby or themselves during and after delivery. Haiti’s Central Plateau region has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country.
In 2011, Board Member Dr. Elizabeth Greig’s family generously donated the funds necessary to construct our maternal health center in Marmont. Dr. Greig shares her own near-death experience following childbirth, and her commitment to fighting maternal mortality in Haiti.
Each year, more than 500 women are able to give birth in a safe, clean environment at Project Medishare’s maternity center in Marmont. In addition, we provide prenatal and postnatal care, counseling and family planning services to thousands of women each year.