There are many ways to become part of the Mother Health International community. In addition to the opportunities outlined below, we welcome your creativity and would love to hear about unique ways you may see yourself becoming involved.
On a case by case basis, we accept volunteer midwives to work side by side with traditional midwives and local nurse midwives. Midwives and doctors must believe in and support the traditional midwifery model of care and have experience and understanding of cultures other than their own.
Skilled midwives and OB/GYNs who are willing to donate a minimum of three months of their time to serve the women in Atiak, Uganda may apply. We ask that volunteer midwives gather donated supplies in preparation for their journey.
Our clinic in Northern Uganda is extremely rural. Housing is in traditional mud style huts with outdoor showers and composting toilets. We have solar power on site for charging electronics and visitors can purchase modems for internet access, however, the clinic is very far removed from the ‘comforts’ of modern day life. Because the site is so rural it is not recommended for those with serious or chronic medical conditions.
If you are interested in volunteering with MHI please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request application materials.
Become a recurring donor!
In a country where infant mortality is 64/1000, our clinic has a rate of 11/1000. One way that we do this is through offering rides to the clinic for women in labor, and transport services for emergency situations. Ambulance services cost around $1,000 USD per month to sustain. In true village style, we are looking for 500 donors to commit $5 each month. Will you sustain our ambulance and become a $5 a donor today?
Thanks largely to support from our community, our birth centers have proven to be an incredible model for what quality maternal health care can look like. As a grassroots organization, we rely on community involvement and participation.
Donated funds go to support local midwives, supplies and the operation of the clinic. Consider what talent you have that you could use to benefit Mother Health International. Past supporters have hosted events such as these:
- Dinner parties where hosts ask guests to offer a minimum of $50 in exchange for an evening of food, wine and discussion.
- Cocktail parties
- Music events/benefit concerts
- Yoga-thons and zumba-thons (offer donation based yoga classes if you are a teacher, etc) charity runs.
- Online campaigns- write about us in a blog or publication
- School fundraising drives
- Yard sales
- Portions of sales of products like CDs or tea
- Radio interviews
If you can’t donate yourself are you willing to reach out to people in your network and personally ask for a donation on behalf of MHI?