Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part III [of a 5 part series]  In this 5-part series we have been sharing critical issues faced by the women and girls we work with following disasters. Our flagship program in Haiti addresses an essential human right – access to basic menstrual health and hygiene services.  Need for Data  While there has been a […]

Strengthening a Global Nursing Workforce: Disaster Preparedness & Response

In a world where catastrophic disaster events are occurring with greater frequency and intensity, the need for a global nursing workforce prepared to respond is of critical importance. Nurses and nurse midwives are widely recognized as essential members of the global disaster response team. Devastating hurricanes and tornadoes in the US, earthquakes that rocked Haiti, […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part II Improving access to health and hygiene services through local capacity building During our trip to Haiti in 2014, Clinic Manager Miss Berrette explained how the women use “twal” – pieces of cloth that are used during menstruation by rural women. [watch video here] The type of cloth varies but often comes from the […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part I [of a 5 part series] How following disasters, the lack of access to healthcare, education, and resources to support personal hygiene, creates serious health and socioeconomic implications for women and girls. Introduction Mahila Partnership has been addressing the most pressing unmet needs of women and girls following disasters since 2007. In this 5-part […]