Mimsi International is a community-powered mobile pregnancy clinic that is reducing maternal and infant mortality in the poorest, most remote areas of Haiti. Mimsi educates community members in rural areas of Haiti about pregnancy care to empower them to care for pregnant women in their region. Then Mimsi supports them by transporting this vital healthcare delivery force into the remote areas of rural Haiti where poverty and structural obstacles prevent women from acquiring life-saving prenatal care. Targeting primarily women in these communities, we provide the preliminary training that can launch careers for these women in healthcare delivery and pharmacy management. Consequently, Mimsi has enrolled over 5,400 pregnant women into prenatal care in under 3-1/2 years.
Founded by international women's health specialist Executive Director Dr. Winfred Tovar, MD, MS, FACOG, Mimsi exists to ensure safe passage of every woman from pregnancy through birth into motherhood, and its programs provide a cost-effective, highly impactful means to save lives directly.
Mimsi programs train community members in pregnancy care, postpartum care, and ultrasound performance—creating highly effective women capable of delivering comprehensive pregnancy care that saves lives and optimizes outcomes for these vulnerable populations in rural Haiti. The organization envisions a world where women do not die giving life to the next generation, and its model is proving effective in realizing its vision.