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Without Easy Access to Basic Health Care, Many Haitians Rely on Unpaid Midwives

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthReproductive Rights

Few Haitians have access to formal health clinics where they can receive basic gynecological care, let alone give birth to their children. Traditional midwives attend most births in the country, even when the women giving birth can’t afford to pay them.

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In Haiti, Pregnant Women Forgo Prenatal Check-Ups at Public Hospitals

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthReproductive Rights

When faced with a choice of going to a public hospital where poor care is common, many women are opting to self-medicate and see traditional midwives instead. Health professionals are working to increase awareness and improve care.

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