Maternity and Pediatric Care
Maternity and Pediatric care remains one of the most critical health needs in Haiti. The country has the highest rate of infant and maternal mortality in the Western Hemisphere, with 63% of births taking place at home without any skilled medical staff.
THHT is actively supporting the work of one of North Haiti’s best maternity and pediatric units, opened in partnership with a range of agencies in April 2012. The 44 bed facility is fully equipped with maternity wards, two delivery suites, an operating room for obstetrical emergencies and a neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU). In 2014 this service provided 740 deliveries (535 narural and 205 C-sections), provided 322 babies with neonatal care in its NICU and cared for thousands more women and children.
Recently described by one US-based NGO as a potential ‘gem’ for North Haiti, THHT is committed to the long-term development of this unit in the areas of skill-based training and support, international advocacy on maternal health care, and financial assistance.