Haiti has some of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world. Most of these deaths are preventable with access to basic health care and the availability of skilled medical professionals.
At 19, Margarette lost both her parents in the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. Now, at the age of 25, she was pregnant and the pregnancy had not been going well. Margarette’s husband learned of the Maternal & Child Health Clinic in Darbonne and encouraged Margarette to go. Margarette’s friend was also pregnant and she asked her to go to the clinic with her. But her friend’s husband believes in the traditional method of birthing at home, so Margarette went to the clinic alone. She visited every month and faithfully took her iron and prenatal vitamins. Recently, Margarette went to the clinic and gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Mika. A month later, Margarette’s friend lost her baby during a home delivery. While Margarette is very sad for her friend, she is grateful to the pre- and post-natal care she received and thanks God for the clinic in Darbonne. Margarette goes back to the clinic regularly so that Mika can get her immunizations and regular check ups. Thanks to the clinic, Mika is a healthy and happy baby
Please continue to pray for the country of Haiti and all of our partners in mission there—Darbonne Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Hôpital Ste. Croix (Holy Cross Hospital) and FSIL Nursing School. With relief efforts still ongoing from the wreckage that Hurricane Matthew left behind, the hospitals are being pressed in their own efforts to heal the sick.
- Pray for the new moms and their babies as they face challenges and strive to be healthy.
- Pray that the doctors and nurses would have the energy to give quality patient care that is needed to those the world has all but forgotten.
- Pray that the Christian organizations on the ground are able to sustain through these long term affects of natural disasters and funding is re-established.
- Pray for the people of Haiti to have hope and stand tall as they rebuild and revive their communities.