About Breath of Life Haiti

 

Breath of Life Haiti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower the people of Haiti through education; while fighting maternal and infant mortality by providing midwifery care and sharing the love of Christ.

“With a population of 10 million, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the country is rural and underdeveloped with a lack of infrastructure and access to medical facilities or emergency transportation. Due to geographic remoteness and socioeconomic status, many mothers in Haiti do not receive the care they require. In fact, only about 25% of births in Haiti are attended by a skilled provider.

As a result, Haiti is the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere to give birth. Most of these maternal deaths are caused by eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding). In other words, most of these deaths are preventable.

Haiti also has the highest rates of infant and under-five mortality in the Western Hemisphere. Children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 times more likely to die prematurely than those who have not.” -UNFPA + Midwives for Haiti

Breath of Life’s heart and mission is to breathe life into the the women, children and community through God’s Word and the love of Christ. The organization is founded on Genesis 2:7, “The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” Not only do we strive to fight for the lives of mothers and babies but our desire is to also breathe eternal life through God’s Word.

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