The Midwives for Haiti Project
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Eastern Mennonite University, Campus Center Room 105 (Strite Conference Room)
Speaker Nadene Brunk, founder and manager of Midwives for Haiti, will talk about how this project works to reduce the barriers for pregnant women in rural Haiti. Barriers to access to health care in Haiti include lack of roads, lack of transportation, cultural beliefs, family traditions, poverty, and lack of education. This project works to reduce the barriers for pregnant women in rural Haiti by educating nurses and traditional birth attendants, supporting the salaries of midwives in rural areas, and providing a mobile prenatal clinic in rural villages. From its beginning under trees in a Catholic cloister to an organization that employs over 40 Haitians, the obstacles to the program's success in Haiti have been daunting. Because of the strong work of volunteers and donors Midwives For Haiti continues to minister to thousands of women each year.
This event is part of a larger programming schedule for A Book for the 'Burg, a new community reading experience. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and does not require participants to have read the book.