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Rotary Area of Focus : Saving mothers and children
Host Sponsor : Las Americas Rotary Club of Guatemala City, Guatemala
International Sponsor : Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club, Wisconsin, USA
Proposed Budget : $84,609 for two vocational training team trips in 2019
Vocational training teams will train birth attendants and equip them with supplies. Master Trainers will be trained and equipped with mannequins and teaching materials. Trainers use two programs— Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Survive—that were developed specifically for use in low-resource countries and have been used successfully since 2010.
By creating a self-sustaining program using the “Train the Trainer” model, this project will build the capacity of indigenous birth attendants, thereby allowing them to provide evidence-based care to women and babies in their communities to improve birth outcomes. Birth attendants trained as Master Trainers will educate other birth attendants, expanding the project’s scope and sustainability.