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

Working towards zero

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

Our Strategic Partner

Midwives for Haiti saves the lives of mothers and babies in Haiti by training skilled birth attendants and empowering women. They believe no woman or baby should die during pregnancy and birth. Currently, Haiti is the most dangerous place in the western hemisphere to give birth – but together, we can change that. 

Reality in Haiti

  • Highest infant and maternal mortality rate in the western hemisphere
  • 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*
  • Pregnant women often walk many hours each way to receive care
  • Geographic remoteness prevents access to trained birth attendants

           * 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.

 

Noble Work

Currently, Midwives for Haiti graduates 20% of all Skilled Birth Attendants providing critical prenatal, birth and postpartum care in Haiti. They accomplish this by educating Haitian nurses in an 18-month rigorous training where they become skilled birth attendants upon completion. Midwives for Haiti supports St. Therese Hospital, runs several traveling weekly clinics, educates traditional birth attendants called Matwòns for extremely rural areas, and operates The Carrie Wortham Birth Center in the remote Haitian town of Cabestor.

Images and videos by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott, Summer Aronson + Catherine Malizia

Your Purchase Makes a Difference

Your Arrow purchase invests in life-saving care for mothers and babies in critical need areas. #bethechange

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