Welcome to Magnificat Maternal Health Program

Welcome to Magnificat Maternal Health Program

In June 2011, the Magnificat Maternal Health Program (MMHP) was formed to improve maternal health care in rural Idah, Nigeria, a region which lacks many basic medical resources and subsequently has one More »

Mother Survived Ruptured Uterus

Mother survived ruptured uterus

In March 2012, while Dr. Mary was at Grimard for the opening ceremony of the school, she was able to help an expectant mother with ruptured uterus. The Anti Shock Garment came More »

Non-penumatic Anti Shock Garment

Non-pneumatic Anti Shock Garment (NASG)

Dr. Mary teaching students and doctors about the Non-pneumatic Anti Shock Garment (NASG). More »

Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound Scan

An expecting mother going through an ultrasound scan. More »

Midwifery School Students March 2012

The Midwifery School Students, March 2012

Dr. Mary Davenport visiting Grimard in March 2012 to grace the opening ceremony of the Grimard Midwifery School. More »

Expecting Mothers of Idah, Nigeria

Expecting Mothers of Idah, Nigeria

In June 2011, the Magnificat Maternal Health Program was formed to improve maternal health care in rural Idah, Nigeria, a region which lacks many basic medical resources and subsequently has one of More »

Welcome to Magnificat Maternal Health Program

Welcome to Magnificat Maternal Health Program

In June 2011, the Magnificat Maternal Health Program (MMHP) was formed to improve maternal health care in rural Idah, Nigeria, a region which lacks many basic medical resources and subsequently has one of the highest incidences of maternal and newborn deaths in the country.

Maternal & Newborn Mortality

Women in the Diocese of Idah frequently attempt delivery without skilled birth attendants. Often a woman does not come into the hospital until labor has been unproductive for many hours and infection has set in or the baby has died. MMHP brings together a wide range of experience and expertise, both from Nigeria and from The United States.

Mother survived ruptured uterus

Mother Survived Ruptured Uterus

In March 2012, while Dr. Mary was at Grimard for the opening ceremony of the school, she was able to help an expectant mother with ruptured uterus. The Anti Shock Garment came to the rescue. Dr. Mary was able to control the blood loss using NASG. In the photo, you see the couple with their first child. Sadly, the couple lost their second child. Dr. Mary advised the mother to not try natural labor for next pregnancy but to seek medical care when it gets close to labor.

Non-pneumatic Anti Shock Garment (NASG)

Non-penumatic Anti Shock Garment

Dr. Mary teaching students and doctors about the Non-pneumatic Anti Shock Garment (NASG).

Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound Scan

An expecting mother going through an ultrasound scan.

The Midwifery School Students, March 2012

Midwifery School Students March 2012

Dr. Mary Davenport visiting Grimard in March 2012 to grace the opening ceremony of the Grimard Midwifery School.

Expecting Mothers of Idah, Nigeria

Expecting Mothers of Idah, Nigeria

In June 2011, the Magnificat Maternal Health Program was formed to improve maternal health care in rural Idah, Nigeria, a region which lacks many basic medical resources and subsequently has one of the highest incidences of maternal and newborn deaths in the country.

Introduction To Maternal Life International (MLI)

Formed in 1997, Maternal Life International (MLI) is a 501(C) 3 nonprofit dedicated to providing safe, practical, life-affirming, and innovative programs in maternal health care, in HIV avoidance and AIDS care, and in fertility awareness under an umbrella of Family Health Alive options. Programs are module-based and can be selected individually or in groups by in-country people and organizations, depending on need.

Family Health Alive emphasizes respect for the life and dignity of the human person as the foundation of medical care. We teach healthcare providers and community educators to see a patient with eyes of mercy and not eyes of judgment and as gifts and persons rather than problems or burdens.

To maximize our outreach and efficiency, Maternal Life forms affiliates with  single-purpose organizations that have the same mission and hold to the same values for maternal and family healthcare.

MLI Affiliates Are:

Starting our 15th year, Maternal Life and its affiliates also partner with corporate and private foundations, businesses, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and community- and faith-based organizations. While we work with religious-affiliated groups, MLI’s aims are purely humanitarian. Donations are tax deductible.

Introduction To Family Health Alive Programs

Maternal Life’s Family Health Alive programs strengthen and improve marriages and families, safe birthing to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, HIV risk avoidance, and AIDS treatment and care. The programs are module-based and can be selected individually or in groups by in-country people and organizations, depending on need.

Family Health Alive programs reflect MLI’s emphasis on the dignity and respect for human life as the foundation of medical care — teaching health care providers and community educators to see a patient with eyes of mercy and not eyes of judgment and as gifts and persons rather than problems or burdens.

Family Health Alive Programs:

The Faithful House

The Faithful House that builds strong marriages and families was developed by Maternal Life in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, the foreign social outreach arm of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. Strong marriages form stable families, reducing multiple concurrent partnerships and HIV risk, while increasing AIDS avoidance. Strong families communicate and use their talent and resources better, enabling many to work their way out of poverty. The next phases of the Faithful House build on this strong family foundation to teach parents to evaluate the health of their children and to better understand food and nutrition, promoting the proper development of mind and body.

Safe Passages

Essential obstetrical training, neonatal care and prevention of mother to child transmission of AIDS with medicine and equipment support to prevent maternal and infant deaths through up-to-date curricula for safe birthing and newborn care techniques.

AFMED

An Advanced Family Medical Education & Development Initiative for additional physician (and where appropriate nurse and midwifery) education in family medicine. AFMED is intended to help family physicians take a leading role in health care delivery in Africa, providing primary care and preventative services, curative inpatient and outpatient care, and, where necessary, surgical and advanced obstetrical care. This additional specialty training addresses such things as C-sections, antiretroviral management, and advanced HIV care, as well as infectious diseases such a tuberculosis and malaria. AFMED is a collaboration of MLI and the National Center for Health Care Informatics (NCHCI), both of Montana. The NCHCI brings extensive experience and infrastructure in delivering high quality IT video conferencing capabilities and web-based learning applications.

Family Health Alive IT

Information technology (IT) is used for distance learning, WEB-mediated training, and modularized CD/DVD curriculums for program implementation and development. IT allows for timely implementation of new medical innovations and for health care providers in developing countries to communicate with each other and with colleagues in developed countries on a more frequent and continual basis through live air applications.

Circles of Life

A community-based program that provides education and support for HIV risk avoidance and fertility literacy, promoting abstinence before marriage and faithfulness in marriage.

The Bead System of Fertility Literacy

Knowing a man is fertile all the time, this U.S. Patented system from Maternal Life educates literate and illiterate couples about a woman’s fertility as phases in her menstrual cycle indicated by easily observable changes to her period. Different colored beads placed daily on a string represent the phases and their length in days. Maternal Life’s Bead System promotes a fully natural, non-medical means for determining a woman’s ability to achieve or avoid pregnancy.

FAMLI (Fertility Awareness + Maternal Life International)

Offers programs on AIDS Avoidance through Cultural and Behavioral Change. The cultural change component uses facilitators to modify traditional practices that can contribute to HIV infection.

A New Robe

A Parish Nursing program that provides a unique and holistic approach to HIV avoidance and care — integrating medical science, community social support, and spiritual comfort for home-based care of those who are, or could become, HIV infected. Maternal Life partnered with the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Secure the Future Foundation to develop A New Robe.

Introduction To AIM

Aiding Infants and Mothers (AIM) is an affiliate organization of Maternal Life with branches in Long Island, New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

AIM encourages high school students to volunteer for projects in developing countries. AIM introduces young adults to the plight of people in other parts of the world by taking on specific assignments.

For example, AIM financially supports Maternal Life programs and indigent women in developing countries by paying for their medical expenses from pregnancy through six months post-partum.

AIM-NY payed for doctor and hospital care for 500 women at Our Lady of the Apostles Teaching Hospital and Nursing School in Jos, Nigeria. AIM-NY is now partnering with the West Africa Fistual Foundation of Dallas, Texas, to implement hospital improvements in Bo, Sierra Leone, for a dedicated surgery unit performing fistual repair and caesarian sections, and wards for maternity and new born care.

AIM-PA agreed to raise the funds to repair the Bo, Sierra Leone’s hospital roof. This has been completed. The student volunteers that support AIM projects, however, have been helping local Pennsylvania families clean, paint and repair homes after extensive flooding steming from the August 2011 hurricane Irene.

Aiding Infants and Mothers

Help us and become a part of our mission…

All donations are processed through Maternal Life International (MLI) USA. MLI is a 501(C) 3 non-profit dedicated to providing a family of safe, practical, life-affirming, and innovative programs in maternal health care, in AIDS avoidance and care, and in fertility awareness under an umbrella of Family Health Alive options.

 

How to reach us

The Magnificat Maternal Health Project has a working group office in California, USA.

Office Address
4440 San Pablo Dam Rd,
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Phone
+1 (510) 550-5803

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