Women in Haiti face several barriers to receiving quality maternal and neonatal healthcare. As a result, an estimated three-quarters of women in rural Haiti give birth without a skilled attendant present, making Haiti the most dangerous country in the Americas for a woman to give birth (UNICEF).
• The maternal mortality rate in Haiti is 520.8 deaths per 100,000 live births. In comparison, the United States has a maternal mortality rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 live births (CDC, 2015)
• Infant mortality rate in Haiti is exceptionally high at 71.1 deaths per 100,000 live births
• Teenage pregnancy in Haiti is 31% higher than the regional average. Complications during pregnancy and birth are a leading cause of death for teenage girls in the world.
• Early pregnancy and youth parenthood contribute to interrupted education and increase health and nutrition problems for adolescent mothers and their infants
• Only 37% of women give birth attended by skill health personal; and that percentage is lower in remote and rural region of the country.
• Haiti has the highest under 5 mortality in the Western Hemisphere at 70/1000.
• 20% of children under 5 years are stunted
• 1 in 12 children die before their firth birthday
The Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti (FHHH) recognized the pressing need for accessible, compassionate. and low-cost maternal, infant and child health services in Haiti. With the support of partners and like minded organizations, FHHH launched a Maternal and Infantile Mortality Reduction Project. This has grown to include a Teen Pregnancy Program. We offer free, comprehensive healthcare services including prenatal visits with screening and identifications of high risk pregnancies, sonograms, deliveries as well as postpartum and well-baby care. Family planning services are offered to ensure women and teens have more control over their reproductive health. Nutritional support and pediatric care are central to our program