Mothers and Babies Mortality Rates

7th February 2017

Since my last post I have heard that within the last 2 weeks another baby born at the hospital here in Jean Rabel (Hopital Notre Dame de la Paix) also died as did its mother, during child-birth. This is very sad and serves to illuminate the truth of the situation here in Haiti regarding mothers and babies mortality rates during pregnancy and child-birth which are estimated to be one in every eighty mothers and 59 out of every 1000 babies.

Life is certainly difficult here in Haiti, women suffer terribly but much is simply pushed under the carpet – pardon the pun here as there are no carpets in Haiti for most people – never to be spoken about again!