Midwife Claudia Booker to Typhoon Birth Camp Philippines
Please send your financial contribution to Claudia through gofundme, or via PayPal at her business email address: DCBirthingHands@aol.com. If you prefer to contribute supplies, please contact Claudia by email-there is limited space for carrying supplies.
Your financial support will provide the funding that the Birth Camp needs for supplies, as well as Claudia’s transportation and expenses. The Birth Camp needs new dopplers, blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, Delees, syringes (3 ml), sterile and non-sterile gloves, pitocin, lidocaine, and cotton baby blankets, hats and shirts. The money will be used to purchase building supplies, water, fuel for the generators and food.
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, considered the
most powerful storm to ever make landfall, battered the Philippines with sustained winds close to 200 mph. Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda affected a total of 9.5 million people across the Philippines and displaced at least 600,000.
Since then, UN Workers and volunteer healthcare providers from around the world, including Vicki Penwell, CPM, Mercy in Action, Ibu Robin Lim, CPM, Yayasan Bumi Sehat, and Michele Peixinho, LM, CPM, Breath of My Heart Midwives, have responded to the disaster that has displaced more than half a million. While progress has been made, there is never enough assistance to meet the needs of birthing women and their families who are without facilities or life-sustaining care.
Claudia Booker, CPM, who has previously traveled overseas to provide care to mothers and their infants in Senegal and Bali, has been invited to join members of the International and local team who have been responding to the urgent maternal health needs of the community. She will be joining Ibu Robin Lim and a team of international midwives for one month in June to work in the Birth Camp near Dulag, Leyte, near ground zero of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster zone.
“EVERY DAY, 1,000 GIRLS AND WOMEN DIE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH. WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THAT.” Vicki Penwell, Founder, Mercy In Action