Uniondale, New York, November 17, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti is embarking on a major project to improve maternal and infant mortality in Haiti.
The Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti (FHHH) is pleased to announce it has received a $661,000.00 grant through the generous sponsorship of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). The goal of this grant is to address the unacceptably high maternal and infant mortality rates in the communities of Ile a Vaches and Carries where 90% of women deliver at home without the assistance of healthcare professionals.
These funds will support the Foundation’s project to improve the maternal infant mortality rates in these communities by establishing a comprehensive prenatal, natal and postnatal program for women with no such access. In addition to providing access to quality prenatal care, our project will provide training, birthing kits, and the proper tools to the local traditional birth attendants, so that they are able to perform safe and more sanitary home deliveries.
We will provide postnatal care to all mothers and babies. Most importantly, we will encourage the birth attendants to refer women to deliver in our facilities assisted by qualified doctors or nurse midwives. Deliveries assisted by trained healthcare professionals have been found to have the most positive affect in reducing maternal infant mortality.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
About the Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti
The Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti was created in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which had a devastating effect on the island. FHHH provides underserved communities in Haiti with free comprehensive medical care and community support in a personalized and compassionate manner. Our goal is to support and develop the capacity of a community to enhance the health of its residents and to increase communities’ awareness of common public health issues.
Visit www.FHHH.org for more information.
Dr. Emmanuel St. Louis
Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti
905 Uniondale Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
Source: Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti