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Maison de Naissance offers a wide range of services (Funded Initiatives), including medical, economic, and educational programs.

Overcoming the obstacles to care faced by woman in resource-poor rural Haiti creates new opportunites for the generations of babies born at Maison de Naissance.

Financial support and educational programs provide desperately needed resources.  Internet communication and information access connect healthcare providers in Haiti with the resources of medical centers and specialists in the United States. Integration of essential health services with community programs for health, education, and economic development promises to transform this community.

Strategies like these change the existing economics of healthcare for the poor in Haiti:

  • Move healthcare to the patient rather than the patient to healthcare.
  • Provide high quality care in poor rural areas.
  • Introduce internet technology in a community which is still without electric lights.

Building on these strategies, we offer two kinds of essential services for mothers and babies in Haiti.

Medical Care

Maison de Naissance emphasizes wellness and preventative care while also providing essential services such as family planning, prenatal and postnatal education, obstetrical care, and newborn medical care. Outcome monitoring and process improvement are key, but the competence and compassion of our healthcare teams are the heart of our programs.  We provide a continuum of care from family planning through childhood vaccination.

Maternal Support

Maison de Naissance continues to support mothers after delivery. The integrated community-based and home-based care  of the Maison de Naissance is culturally appropriate, welcoming and friendly – the hospitality of a home rather than the potentially intimidating feel of a medical center. All services are free, because even the least financial expectation would be a deterrent to preventative care and early treatment of problems.

Maternal Healthcare Services at Maison de Naissance

Quality, evidence based practices combined with extraordinary hospitality
Integrated community-based and home-based care
Continuum of care: family planning through childhood vaccinations
Competent staff and consistent services, including nurse midwives, 24/7
Laboratory and pharmacy services
Spiritual care and social support
House Calls, home education, and directly observed therapy (DOT)
Information Technology, including electronic medical records and internet tools
Quality assessment, outcome monitoring, and improvement processes
Telemedicine with maternal and newborn specialists
Pro-active recall system for continuity of care
Transport and follow-up system for mothers or infants at special risk
HIV Screening, counseling, and treatment for the prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV
Mothers’ Clubs and breast feeding support
Community Programs for infant vaccinations, clean water and sanitation, prevention of Vitamin A deficiency and treatment of intestinal parasites
Integration with economic development and community education programs

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