Thousands of women in Haiti die every year during childbirth. Yet, these deaths are preventable. Research shows that women who deliver in a well-equipped medical facility with the assistance of a trained birth attendant have a significantly lower chance of dying at birth than those who deliver at home without the aid of a skilled birth attendant. In Haiti, nearly 75% of women deliver at home.
Starting on March 5, Konbit Sante, in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population (MSPP) and Haiti Hospital Appeal, will conduct a study examining the factors that prevent women from delivering at a medical facility. The study will include 9 focus group discussion as well as survey of nearly 250 women in the areas of Petite Ans and Quartier Moran. The data will be collected by Haitian auxiliary nurses.
This pictures was taken last week at a day-long training of the focus group moderators and note-takers.