99% of maternal mortalities happen in the developing world
800 women die unnecessarily every day due to child birth
63% of births in Haiti take place without medical support
More women and babies die in Haiti than anywhere else in the western hemisphere
Last year, our Christmas campaign helped keep a leading 45 bed maternity and paediatric unit open in North Haiti. More women and children die in Haiti than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, but thanks to this campaign, that is changing in North Haiti! In the last year, the hospital we’re supporting has cared for over 5,000 women, children and babies, saving lives every day, and reducing the maternal and infant morality rate in its target area.
Nancy tried to give birth to her first baby at home, but sadly watched her child die during delivery. When she was ready to give birth to her second child, this time she decided to come to the hospital we’re supporting. Excellently trained staffed monitored her and her baby. Recognising complications, she was rushed into surgery for an emergency C-section. Both mother and child survived, and after a short time in the hospital’s neonatal unit, both left safe and well. Had this mother delivered again at home, both she and her baby would likely have died.
You can help provide women and babies with a safe birth today. Get your school, university, work, friends or family involved. To find out what your support can do, visit our donate page, or to sign up for more information, please take a few minutes to fill in the form below. You can also spread the word by social media! Please join with us today, and help stop women and babies dying needlessly. Your involvement can make a huge impact!
GET INVOLVED TODAY!! Sign up below, and we will send you the “Royal Birth” information. Posters, DVDs, and other materials are all available to help you.
Regardless of your denomination, if you belong to a Church, then the meaning of Christmas is even more powerful. Whilst most Christians will reflect on the humble birth of Jesus this Christmas, very few will realise that thousands of women still give birth in the same conditions today, and many tragically and unnecessarily die.
In Isaiah 65, God declares that where His kingdom is present, children won’t die in their infancy and mothers won’t bear children for calamity.
This wasn’t a distant dream, but a vision for today, which God’s calling us to act upon now. Women and children dying during child birth is unacceptable, and we’re calling on Churches around the world to join with us and use this Christmas as an opportunity to provide safe births for mothers and babies in Haiti. Could there be a better way for your church to celebrate Christmas this year?
GET YOUR CHURCH INVOLVED!! Sign up below, and we will send you the “Royal Birth” information. Posters, DVDs, Sermon ideas, Service plans etc are all available to help you.
If 1,000 individuals, churches, schools, or companies etc committed to raising £200 ($320) this Christmas, then we’d be able to keep this critical hospital in Haiti open for another year. That would be over 5,000 more women, children and babies cared for thanks to you. Get your school to do a Christmas collection, your work to do a Christmas cake sale, your church to do a special service. There are plenty of opportunities, but please do get involved today.
Please contact us today if you’d like to help give mothers and babies
safe births this Christmas.