Mission and Vision
Innovative Maternal Health Care
Mother Health International is committed to improving birth outcomes in areas where the burden of mortality is highest. MHI uses the midwifery model of care to reduce barriers and build collaborative, community-focused maternal health care solutions.
Reproductive Healthcare is a human right.
Mothers have the right to not only survive childbirth, but thrive.
MHI organizes care according to the Quality Maternal Newborn Care Framework described in the landmark Lancet Series, which states that at scale, Midwifery Care would avert 80% of unnecessary mortality in low and middle-income countries.
House of Birth and Peace
‘Ot Nywal Me Kuc’ (House of Birth and Peace) is MHI’s model birth center. In thirteen years of service, the birth center has scaled to provide full-spectrum reproductive healthcare to 90% of the women in the region and turned perinatal mortality rates upside down.
While the neonatal mortality rate is 54/1000 births in Northern Uganda, rates have consistently been 11/1000 at the birth center in Atiak. In close to 20,000 deliveries MHI has never lost a mother.
Accessible Childbirth Education
Yala Yala Midwifery School has trained hundreds of midwives in Uganda through mentorship of practicing midwives and an innovative partnership with Yale University and Makarere University School of Nursing.
In the fall of 2022, Yala Yala will enroll entry-level students who wish to earn a certificate in Midwifery.
Make an Impact
In thirteen years of service, MHI has scaled in Atiak sub-county, providing full-spectrum reproductive healthcare to 90% of the women in the region and turning perinatal mortality rates upside down.
While the neonatal mortality rate is 54/1000 births in Northern Uganda, it has consistently been 11/1000 at the MHI birth center in Atiak.
In close to 20,000 deliveries MHI has never lost a mother.