Help Support Mother Health International

Mother Health International (MHI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to respond and provide relief to pregnant women and children in areas of disaster, war and extreme economic poverty. We are committed to reducing perinatal mortality rates by creating culturally competent and sustainable birth centers using the midwifery model of care.

We run a sustainable, solar powered birth house located in Atiak, Northern Uganda. We are 20 miles south of the border from South Sudan. The closest hospital is 50 miles away. We are a government approved health center that employs traditional midwives, nurse midwives and trains local student midwives. 

In Northern Uganda a woman has a 1 in 25 lifetime chance of dying during childbirth. The infant mortality rate is 10 times as high as anywhere in the Western hemisphere. We have never lost a mother and our infant mortality is 9/1,000, compared to the national average of 54/1000. We do this through one on one care that integrates nutrition, counseling, and holistic support into prenatal, labor and deliver and post partum care. 

Several years ago we started giving gifts of baby clothes, hats, blankets and cloth diapers to moms when they leave the clinic. These items are entirely donated and gently used from our community of support. They make a huge difference in the lives of moms who spend most of their days hauling water and farming in order to provide for their families. 

Your gift of gently used items goes directly to a mom in need and is tax deductible. 

Items we are looking for: Cloth diapers (these are in great demand!),  baby clothes sizes 0-12 months (no fleece, please), baby blankets, baby hats. 

For more information visit MHI at www.motherhealth.org

Drop off locations: (all can be left on porches): 
Charlottesville: 1205 Mowbray pl
Richmond: 1840 W. Grace St.
Vienna VA:  8004 Trevor pl.
 
Thank you,
Rachel Zaslow
Executive Director