Dr. Christina Pardo speaks during the launch of the Birth Defenders Program -- Gadyen Dawn Manman -- to reduce maternal health disparities, held at Life of Hope's offices in Brooklyn, NY, on April 13, 2023. Photo by Macollvie J. Neel

Maternity program tailored to Haitian women now available

Life of Hope’s Gadyen Dwa Manman aims to reduce maternal mortality by supporting Haitian mothers’ birthing experiences


New program in Brooklyn supports Haitian mothers

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She is a 2022 Fellow for the Columbia School of Journalism's Age Boom Academy. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Macollvie J. Neel, a writer and communications consultant, serves as executive editor of The Haitian Times. She is the founder of Comms Maven LLC, a consultancy that helps mission-driven professionals and organizations tell their stories in workplaces and media spaces.