Care provided by Haitians to Haitians on equipment they own and know how to use.

Since 2007 our work is focused in Haiti where giving birth is a dangerous business. Haitians suffer the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere (United Nations, 2006) and they continue to be overwhelmed with destruction from hurricanes, earthquakes, and unstable governments.

Where We Work

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

RN1, Cabaret, Haiti

RN1, Cabaret, Haiti

Unnamed Road, Haiti

Unnamed Road, Haiti

Route Départmentale 72, Jérémie, Haiti

Route Départmentale 72, Jérémie, Haiti

Jacmel, Haiti

Jacmel, Haiti


Labor & Delivery Services are Supported at 5 Hospitals

  • Port Au Prince (2)
  • La Gonave
  • Jeremie
  • Jacmel

Training & Mentoring at 2 Haitian Teaching Hospitals is Provided

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • General Surgery
  • Anesthesiology

Haitian Residents are Trained by Our Core Haitian Team

  • Dr. Honore and Dr. Batsch teaching OB Residents at PAP General

Haitian Doctors are Sponsored to Train in U.S.

Dr. Cephora Anglade: “IWISH sponsored further training at Covenant Hospital in Michigan. After 3 weeks of intensive training, I returned to Haiti with IWISH-donated medical equipment. I am using the equipment and skills with patients and training other Haitian care providers.”

Surgical Processes are Improved

Example: pre-op consults result in decreased

  • Errors
  • Risk to patients
  • Costs

Healthy Babies are Delivered to Healthy Mothers

  • GYN and OB ultrasound techniques
  • Fetal monitoring equipment and training provided
  • Life-saving lactation taught

Maternal Deaths are Prevented

  • Reduce pregnancy-related hemorrhage
  • Educate families in pre-natal nutrition and care

Cervical Cancer is Reduced

  • Train Haitian physicians in diagnosis and treatment of precancerous conditions, as well as preventative strategies
  • Equipment: Colposcopes and LEEP machines

Complex Gynecological Issues are Addressed

  • Pelvic pain, fibroids, infertility and pre-cancerous conditions are investigated and treated

Over $850,000 of Medical Equipment and Supplies have been Delivered

  • Example: life-saving Sonosite ultrasound

Over 60,000 Volunteer Hours have been Donated

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Bio-medical Techs
  • Social Workers

Outpatient Care to Rural Areas is Provided

  • Focus on children and communities in need
For an “insider’s view” see a narrated story of one trip, full of stories, photos, challenges, and reflections Click Here.


IWISH is a U.S. 501(c)3 Charitable Organization that focuses on improved and sustainable healthcare for women and children in poverty-stricken countries. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

All donations are gratefully accepted.  IWISH is a 501c3 charity and donation receipts for tax purposes will be mailed promptly.  If you wish to personalize your donation, such as “in memory of …” or “as a tribute to…”  just let us know!

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IWISH Foundation

PO BOX 2269
Midland, MI 48641