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Improving access to maternal and child health services.

February 22, 2016

Every day, nearly 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Through skilled care before, during and after childbirth, the lives of women and newborn babies can be saved.

That is where Project HOPE steps in. For nearly two decades, HOPE has been improving access to maternal and child health services for 70,000 women and children in impoverished neighborhoods of Santo Domin-go in the Dominican Republic. Our program helps support two women’s and children’s health clinics with a third scheduled to open in 2016. In 2015, the clinics provided 31,769 services to women and children including pediatric exams, vaccinations and medical visits. In addition, HOPE delivered more than $47 million worth of medicines, supplies and medical equipment to support the clinics.

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