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Mission

Reduce the mortality rate among pregnant women, newborns, and children under the age of five.

Challenge

Provide obstetric, neonatology and pediatric services that meet the quality standards set by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population.

Goals

  • Improve obstetric, pediatric, and neonatology services in four health care centres:

    – Centre materno-infantile de Léogâne;
    – Centre de santé de Gressier;
    – Centre de santé de Darbonne;


  • Build a new maternal and child health pavilion in Haiti.
  • Improve services at five community health care centres.
  • Educate Haiti’s population and promote these new services by creating a network of 50 community health officers.
  • Raise awareness among Canadians about issues related to maternal, newborn and child health in Haiti.

Better health care for Haiti’s people

After the 2010 earthquake, the LÉGER FOUNDATION actively worked to rehabilitate health centers in Haiti. This rehabilitation changed the lives of many Haitians. However, the massive withdrawal of international non-governmental emergency aid organizations from the region and the growing community demand for maternal and child health care mean that the health care institutions must improve their services to meet the critical needs of the local population.

For the well-being of mothers and children

The maternal and child health project in Léogâne and Gressier is part of the LÉGER FOUNDATION’s new action strategy and meets two priorities for maternal, newborn and child health defined by the Canadian government, namely to strengthen health networks and reduce the burden of diseases that severely impact mothers and young children. The project’s goal is to reduce the mortality rate among pregnant women, newborns, and children under the age of five and to provide direct aid to over 30,000 people in these two densely populated communes. This project aims to bring people together to improve the well-being of mothers and children in this region with Haiti’s highest infant mortality rates.

How can you get involved?

Our partners

Ministère de la Santé publique et de la Population d’Haïti
Port-au-Prince, Haïti

Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement
Québec, Canada

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