Mother–Child Program in Haiti
Haiti Mortality Statistics
To begin with, infant mortality rate in Haiti is about 54 per 1,000 births. The US rate is six per 1,000 births. France, Spain, Germany and Italy have rates at or below four per 1,000. Even in Haiti’s neighbor, Cuba, the infant mortality rate is four per 1,000 births.
In addition, maternal risk of death related to pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postpartum period in Haiti is one in 93.
How NOVA Hope for Haiti Helps – Mother-Child Program
NOVA’s team of doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals have designed a Mother-Child program. This program focuses on pregnant mothers and their children. As a result of monitoring and care of mother and child, we can ensure the complete course of recommended vaccinations and treatment of childhood diseases. Nutrition is monitored so intervention can be made where necessary. In addition, training courses in the basic principles of personal hygiene, health and nutrition are offered. NOVA’s community health fairs and patient clubs spread the word and garner acceptance of the novel concepts NOVA Hope for Haiti has introduced. The program operates year-round and has made a profound difference in the health and well-being of our neighbors.
Read more about pediatric and adult medical services available at NOVA Hope for Haiti’s Permanent Clinics, here.