Traffic Tech has provided financial assistance to the two nurses in their efforts to help reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Haiti by teaching workers how to conduct safe deliveries and to properly care for newborn babies. According to World Health Organization statistics, for every 100,000 births 350 women die in Haiti due to inadequate medications, unskilled delivery assistance and sub-standard medical tools and equipment. Most of these maternal deaths are caused by eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhaging—preventable and treatable conditions in more advanced countries.
Traffic Tech has donated over $5,400.00 to cover expenses for the two nurses including two American Airline flights, lodging, a translator and daily per diems for additional expenses while in Haiti.
“We are honoured to support this inspiring mission to help create a productive teaching experience for frontline obstetrics workers in Haiti,” says Brian Arnott, owner of Traffic Tech Inc., an International-based Third Party Transportation and Logistics Company. “The funds will go directly to Nurse Meggie and Nurse Amy to assist with their labour of love endeavours.”
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti’s population of 10 million covers mostly rural, underdeveloped and inaccessible remote areas. It is also lacking infrastructure and access to medical facilities and emergency transportation. As a result, many mothers in Haiti do not receive care and only 25% of births are attended by a skilled obstetrical worker, resulting in the highest infant and toddler mortality rates in the Western Hemisphere. Seven percent of Haitian children die before the age of five and children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 times more likely to die prematurely. These tragic findings underscore Traffic Tech’s commitment to supporting the cause.
“We are very grateful for Traffic Tech’s financial assistance,” says Meggie Carpel. “The education and skills training we will provide is much needed. We are honoured to represent Canada and we continue to seek support for this mission.”
Nurses Meggie and Amy are currently raising funds via their Go Fund Me page. Donations will be used to purchase life-saving tools that can be sterilized, a steady supply of sterile gloves, basic obstetrical medications and textbooks. But the most important acquisition will be a 3D model of a pelvis—ideal for practical teaching and training. To make a tax-deductible donation to Meggie Carpel and Amy Renaud visit https://www.gofundme.com/k5uysvqk.
"We hope the medical and non-medical community will contribute to this great cause and dire need,” says Amy Renaud. “We want babies to take their first breath and mothers to hear their baby's first cries.” Both nurses will be stationed in Hinche in the Central Plateau of Haiti.
With the charitable landscape in Canada constantly evolving, Traffic Tech continues to respond to a greater need for donations. The company’s corporate social responsibility platform includes the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Sun Youth Organization, United Way and Bell Let’s Talk.
“We strive to consistently give back and be a driving force behind causes that need our help,” says Mr. Arnott. “Our goal is to give charities of all sizes access to the technology and resources they need to succeed.”
About Midwives for Haiti
In partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health, and with the support of the local population, Midwives for Haiti has been working since 2006 to train nurses to be skilled birth attendants. Well-known and respected, nursing graduates work throughout the country, mostly in rural communities where their skills are greatly needed.
For more information on Midwives for Haiti: http://www.midwivesforhaiti.org
Make a tax-deductible donation to: https://www.gofundme.com/k5uysvqk
About Traffic Tech
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Traffic Tech is a Third party Transportation and Logistics Services Company committed to serving North American transportation needs world-wide. Traffic Tech is founded on solid structure, extensive resources, and a technologically-advanced software tracking system to consistently ensure timely deliveries and service excellence. The company’s logistics service is recognized with the 2008 Shippers Choice Award. Traffic Tech is a member of Cargo Net, Partners in Protections, CTPAT, TIA and IATA and active charity involvement with Canadian Breast Cancer, Sun Youth Organization, United Way and Bell Let’s Talk.
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