The island nation of Haiti has the highest incidence of maternal and infant mortality in the Western Hemisphere.
In Haiti, a woman's lifetime risk of maternal death is 1 in 83. In developed countries the rate is 1 in 3,800.
Heartline Ministries is slowly and diligently working to change this.
Heartline has been working along side the courageous Haitian people in Port au Prince for more than twenty years. Heartline approaches Maternal Health care with a model based in quality care, love, respect, and relationship building. The women that enter the prenatal program are known by name, their stories are known by the midwives that help to see them through a safe pregnancy and delivery.
Heartline Ministries is providing prenatal care, labor and delivery services and postpartum care to the underserved women of Port au Prince.
Haiti desperately needs more programs like this one. Heartline desires to duplicate their program and expand at a second location to increase the number of women they can serve. Land has been purchased and paid in full. The plans for a larger full service Maternity Center, including an operating room, have been drawn. The staff, midwives, and nurses at Heartline are anxious to begin building.