Mercy In Action
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URGENT: Please send donations to the Emergency Birthing Tent being set up at ground zero of the disaster zone, go to the Donation Link or PayPal button at the bottom of this page to donate now.
Mercy In Action has been on the ground in the Philippines since 1991, and has already provided almost 13,000 deliveries free of charge for the poorest Filipino families. Now, even though the Penwells' own homes were ruined in the flooding, Vicki and Rose are heading today to ground zero of the typhoon disaster to set up a tent to provide emergency pregnancy care, including clean safe deliveries. They will be dealing with high blood pressure and eclampsia, prematurity, and all kinds of crisis's with women who have been beaten and battered by this storm, women who are shattered in body and soul after losing homes and family members to the worse storm ever to make landfall in recorded history.
Please send any donation you can to help your sister midwives help your sister pregnant women...immediately and over the next few months...
We have no budget for this and yet we have the unprecedented opportunity to save lives on a massive scale in the coming days and months, as experts say 12,000 babies are due to be born into the ruins of the central region of our country. Thank you for personal donations and any fund-raising efforts....
PayPal or credit card donations can be given through our web page, see bottons at bottom of this page:
To send vitamins to help survivors build up their immune systems, or to send medical supplies, mail or send by LBC:
Mercy Midwives Birthing Home, 1835 Bennet Road, Old Cabalan, Olongapo, 2200 Philippines.
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"EVERY DAY, 1,000 GIRLS AND WOMEN DIE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH. WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THAT."
~ Charity Birth Center in Olongapo, Subic Bay, Philippines
Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. We have been establishing and funding free birth centers for poor families in the Philippines since 1992, and to date more than 12,000 babies have been delivered free of charge for the poorest of the poor in Mercy In Action's Birth Centers, and literally tens of thousands of lives have been helped and healed in the medical outreaches. Our current Birth Center is Mercy Midwives Birthing Home outside of Olongapo, Philippines.
Midwifery School and other Training for Maternal and Child Health
A Midwifery School, as well as clinical internships, seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. By training midwives, nurses, medics and support personnel to provide compassionate health care throughout the developing world, Mercy In Action is saving many lives and showing God's love and kindness in action. Hundreds of Mercy In Action graduates have been equipped and released into service around the globe.
Funded by tax-deductible Donations
Please consider donating; its easy and safe on this website with either your checking account or credit card. Or better yet, become a regular monthly sponsor of our free birth centers and clinics to make a lasting difference in the world. Donor contributions help us buy medical supplies and food for the poor in the Philippines, and help us travel to train others in lifesaving skills. Thank you for caring, and God bless you.
New Books featuring Mercy In Action
The newly published book by famed medical anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd entitled "Birth Models That Work" features an entire chapter on Mercy In Action, written by Vicki Penwell. Find it on Amazon.com CLICK HERE
Also, Midwifery Today updated this book in 2010 and included two chapters by Vicki Penwell :
"Paths to Becoming a Midwife: Getting an Education" Find it on the Midwifery Today website... CLICK HERE
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