In the aftermath of the quake, expectant and new mothers face heightened risks.
CARE is one organizations focusing on this group. From a recent press release:
CARE, which focuses on empowering women and girls as part of our global fight against poverty, has partnered with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Haiti to help meet the urgent needs of pregnant and lactating women after the earthquake. CARE has extensive ongoing health programs in Haiti, and will work with the local government to rebuild their health capacity.
For details of CARE’s effort, you may refer to the organization’s press release.