Hospitals in Haiti have been destroyed and there is limited access to health care. Pregnant women in and around the countrys capital, Port-au-Prince, are now without access to even the most basic health services. Emergency obstetric care is among the most urgent needs.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has initiated an emergency response to deliver emergency reproductive health kits containing life-saving supplies for the people affected by the earthquake. UNFPA is working intensely with United Nations partner agencies to assess the damages and to protect womens health care and identify other critical needs. To help rush lifesaving aid to women in Haiti by making a gift to UNFPA, go to americansforunfpa.org.