The objective of this grant is to help fund and educate the root causes of a preventable mortality crisis and provide children with the foundation for them to not just survive but thrive in life. Guatemala has the highest birthrate in Central America and ranks among the worst in neonatal deaths 17 out of 1000. 28 infant deaths out of 1000 born alive. 140 maternal deaths out of 100,000 born alive. Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) also known as mid-wives handle 70 to 90% of births in rural areas. Most Mid-Wives are illiterate and are not fluent in Spanish the countries first language. The government provides mid wife training in Spanish and the curriculum focuses on typical birth scenarios, without preparing them for at risk pregnancies. Project name (Survive & Thrive) Asociacion Pro-Salud De Guatemala will properly train TBA/Midwives and educate mothers in the rural areas. It takes $1,200 per year to train and fund one T.B.A. and the goal is to train 243 or 81 T.B.A. a year. The duration of the project is 2023-2026, 20-25 Rotarians are involved at this point.
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