Mercy In Action
An international non-profit organization
Mercy Birth Center has been birthed out of the ministry of Mercy In Action, Vineyard Inc., an international non-profit organization which has been providing maternity and primary health care in developing countries since 1991, as well as training others in the skills necessary to prevent the unnecessary harm or death during childbirth.
In that time more than 13,500 babies have been delivered free of charge for the poor in Mercy In Action's Birth Centers and literally tens of thousands of lives have been saved or healed in the medical outreaches. Countless numbers have been prayed for and felt the comfort of love. In addition, hundreds of Mercy In Action graduates have been equipped and released into service around the globe.
Mercy In Action's clinics provide free maternity care for the poorest of the poor, with an emphasis on respectful and compassionate care, as well as evidence-based practices which support better outcomes for mothers and babies. Our newborn and maternal statistics are respectively 4 and 8 times better than the Philippines national average. We attribute this is a high quality of comprehensive maternity care which promotes kindness and strives to remove common barriers to care.
The Philippines has a high rate of neonatal and maternal mortality. More than half of all deliveries in this country are occurring without the aid of a skilled birth attendant. For years, health experts have known that there are certain barriers to care which prevent mothers from seeking or obtaining a skilled birth attendant for their delivery. These barriers may include inability to pay a birth attendant, lack of transportation to a facility, or even the availability of enough trained birth attendants for a community. To address the financial barriers, all care is free of charge. To address the transportation barriers, when possible we provide free transportation in our ambulances well as having built maternity waiting homes for women who must travel from far away. To address the availability of trained birth attendants barriers, we work with local licensed midwives, provide up-to-date skills training for local providers, scholarship Filipina students through their midwifery education, and have established clinics in communities with the lowest birth-attendance rates.
Funded by Tax-deductible donations
Please consider donating; it's 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.