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One Heart, Mexico

Direct Relief works with One Heart World-Wide, a nongovernmental organization that trains skilled birth attendants to care for women and infants during childbirth and the postpartum period—when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur.


One Heart’s newly trained skilled birth attendants are committed to staying in their remote communities to work at the birthing centers equipped by One Heart, and are dedicated to preventing maternal and newborn death. Upon graduation, the skilled birth attendants are equipped with a midwife kit from Direct Relief to help them provide quality health care to the women and infants in their communities.


Photo by Lisa Field-Elliot.

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Taken in August 2011