The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of midwives to achieve the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies worldwide.
Leadership: We see midwives as community leaders and advocates for the best possible maternity care, and we aim to support them in this role through training and capacity building.
Respect: We believe that evidence-based, humanized midwifery care and training ensure the best possible maternal and newborn health outcomes.
Suitability: We strive to promote culturally and contextually appropriate midwifery training and care.
Collaboration: We recognize the value of cooperation and synergy generation with a variety of stakeholders (such as families, community leaders, governments, other health care providers, etc), from the local to the global level.
Diversity: We celebrate the richness of diversity, and include varied beliefs and practices throughout our work.
Sustainability: We seek to build long-term sustainability for individual midwives, and midwifery care in community and facility settings.
Integrity: We manage our relationships, commitments and resources with respect and honesty.
Accountability: We are committed to monitoring our results and communicating outcomes effectively to stakeholders at all levels.