Our mission: To significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in underserved communities.
Our vision: We believe every mother and every infant, regardless of skin color, country of origin, religion, economic or social status deserves access to high quality and culturally relevant healthcare – the foundation of healthy, empowered communities.
Access * Quality * Resources
Maison de Naissance offers a wide range of services, including medical, economic, and educational programs.
Overcoming the obstacles to care faced by women in resource-poor rural Haiti creates new opportunities 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 underserved rural areas.
- Introduction of 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.
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.
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.