Mercy In Action
Mercy In Action wants to thank everyone who donated to our Disaster Response Maternity Tents in Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yoldanda hit in November. May you be richly blessed for your prayers, generousity, and kindness to the survivors... We gave medical care to 1350 survivors and fed hundreds of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and more than 110 babies were born in our mobile maternity tent. As of January 31, all of Mercy In Action's team is coming home! love, Vicki
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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 13,000 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.
Book features 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
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