Every Mother Counts and Midwives for Haiti have teamed up to increase the number of skilled birth attendants available to assist pregnant women in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake destroyed the main training hospital serving Haiti’s only midwifery school in Port-au-Prince. MFH teaches Haitians the midwifery skills that turn them into skilled birth attendants. Because of a lack of skilled care, Haitian women die in childbirth at alarming rates. Midwives are able to provide the most effective model of care, and are more likely to be accepted and trusted by their communities. They are also less expensive to recruit, train and maintain than doctors.  By training Haitians to provide skilled birth assistance to women in their own communities, Midwives for Haiti is saving mothers’ lives, expanding job skills and economic development, and empowering Haitians to improve the health of their communities. This grant supports the training and education of the 17 members of the 2013 class of MFH midwives. Ciné Institute graduate Bellony Jean Pierre is working as the cinematographer for a short documentary project with Christy Turlington’s organization Midwives for Haiti | Every Mother Counts