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 part of the MHI family.
In a country where infant mortality is 54/1000, our clinic has a rate of 11/1000.
Your donation for direct care literally saves lives
A few ideas of how your donation impacts our community:
$20 pays for a ride in the ambulance to the nearest hospital
$50 pays for all prenatal care for a pregnancy
$100 pays for prenatal care, labor and delivery and post partum care.
$500 pays for malaria medication for the clinic for a month
$1000 pays for fuel for the ambulance for 2 months.
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 doctors who are willing to volunteer a minimum of eight weeks to serve the women in Atiak, Uganda may apply.
Our clinic in Northern Uganda is extremely rural. Because the site is so far from a high-level medical facility it is not recommended for those with serious chronic medical conditions.
If you are interested in volunteering with MHI please fill out an inquiry form here!
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 items go to support local midwives, supplies and the operation of the clinic.
Cloth Diaper and Baby Clothes Drive
Each mother that leaves the MHI clinic is sent home with cloth diapers and clothes for her baby. Given our rural setting, these items are hard to find locally. These gifted items are a huge incentive for mothers to enroll in ongoing care with the MHI clinic.
We encourage MHI community members to gather and ship new or lightly used cloth diapers and baby clothes directly to us in Uganda.
Send donations to:
Mother Health International
PO Box 234, Gulu, Uganda, Africa
If mailing directly to us is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate with a traveling volunteer who may be able to bring items for you.