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With every Arrow purchase you stand with us in saving the lives of mothers and babies.

Our vision

Working towards zero

Arrow’s Improve Birth Campaign™ funds global projects and non-profits that work towards eliminating the preventable maternal and infant mortality rate and improving the health of mothers + babies in the childbearing years.

To accomplish our vision we’ve invested in an organization that aligns with our beliefs. Midwives for Haiti believes no mother or baby should die during pregnancy or childbirth; we applaud their efforts while sharing their belief.  

Currently, Haiti is the most dangerous place in the western hemisphere to give birth – but together, we’re changing that. 

—Giving Back

Reality in Haiti

  • Highest infant & maternal mortality rate in the western hemisphere
  • Rural Haiti lacks paved roads, clean water & waste removal
  • Geographic remoteness prevents access to trained birth attendants
  • Pregnant mothers walk up to two hours each way to receive any care

Haiti by the Numbers

  • 75% of Haitian women do not have a skilled birth attendant at delivery
  • 350 Women die per year, per 100,000 births
  • 201 nurse midwives are available for a population of 10 million*

Source: UNICEF + State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 + Midwives for Haiti    

Improving Birth Worldwide

When a skilled birth attendant is present at the birth, most complications and deaths are preventable.

 

Currently, Midwives for Haiti graduates 20% of all Skilled Birth Attendants providing critical prenatal, birth and postpartum care in Haiti. They accomplish this through funding for critical supplies as well as educating Haitian nurses in a 18-month rigorous training where they become skilled birth attendants upon completion. Their reach is wide as the needs are great in Haiti. They support St. Therese Hospital, run several weekly clinics, educate traditional birth attendants called Matwòns for extremely rural areas, and operate The Carrie Wortham Birth Center in the remote Haitian town of Cabestor. The stunning images and videos included in this site were captured and shared by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott, Summer Aronson + Catherine Malizia.

With your help, Midwives for Haiti’s impact will continue to grow.

 

 

With every Arrow purchase your impact works towards saving the lives of mother’s and babies. 

However you decide to transform your birth with Arrow, you’re certain to improve birth worldwide as well. #bethechange

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