Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bumi Sehat Haiti Needs Midwives

Bumi Sehat Haiti is currently looking for Midwives skilled and willing to volunteer their time in Haiti. They especially need volunteers during July through September 2010.

They are a village based clinic, established in response to the earthquake in January 2010. Their primary focus is maternal and infant needs in Jacmel, Haiti. Bumi Sehat Haiti is helping to provide access to high quality health services to Haiti’s women—a population that has faced a disproportionate burden of disease well before the January earthquake. Maternal mortality rates are shockingly high—670 deaths per 100,000 births. In comparison, the U.S. maternal mortality rate is 11 deaths per 100,000 births, according to World Health Organization statistics. BSH's clinic in Jacmel, is active and busy, with hundreds of women seeking prenatal, birth and postpartum care. Women from surrounding tent camps and shelter's are encouraged to come for free health care.

The need is great and the people are hopeful. Please find us at and follow the links for further information on volunteering.

Items for On-Line Auction-Need for Financial Support for Haiti

It has been five months to the date that the earthquake happened in Haiti that devastated 60-80% of Jacmel where the Bumi Sehat birth clinic is located. Thanks to supporters, the clinic is up and running and is steadily busy with births and prenatals as well as educational classes for mothers. The clinic is in need of funds to support the women of Jacmel.

Bumi Sehat is holding an on-line auction to raise funds for a few projects at the clinic site in Haiti. They are looking for artwork, jewelry, gift certificates (preferably nationally recognized stores as the auction will be available to anyone in the US), airline tickets, etc. to be donated for this auction. Please contact Heather Maurer at if you have an item to donate.

Purchase a Bumi Box

Bumi Boxes are still available for purchase to support birthing mothers and will need to be bought on a continuous basis to support new birthing mothers. They contain all the supplies for each birthing woman and her new born baby.

To make an online donation please visit: