In Part 3 of "The Making of a Midwife", we meet Philomene, a mobile clinic midwife, who spends 4 days a week traveling to remote locations in the Central Plateau to provide prenatal care to women who have limited access. At least two students, including Juslene, who is four months into her midwifery training, attend each clinic as part of Midwives for Haiti's curriculum. With only one jeep, the midwives sometimes travel anywhere from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours on roads that after often times unpaved, reaching 600+ women a month.
Every Mother Counts and Midwives for Haiti have teamed up to increase the number of skilled birth attendants available to assist pregnant women in Haiti. EMC's grant supports the training of 17 midwives for one year. Each midwife will go on to provide prenatal care to nearly 1,225 women and deliver 180 babies a year. Stay tuned as we release new short films following the midwifery students throughout the year.
Co-Director & Producer: Clancy McCarty
Co-Director & Editor: Gladys Mae Murphy
Cinematographer: Belony Jean Pierre
Voice Over & Translations: Stephanie Gaillou
On-site Translator: Gladias Sainvil
Special Thanks to Christy Turlington Burns, Gigantic Studios, Ciné Institute of Jacmel