Health Care

 

Need
The women we help typically arrive while still employed or having been fired because of they are pregnant. Within two weeks of being fired, foreign domestic workers lose access to all public welfare and health care in Hong Kong. This group of women and their babies are desperately in need of health care, health system navigation and health education. For those women who come to PathFinders when they are still employed, help is needed with health care access, navigation and tailored, language-specific health care advice.

 

Response
PathFinders’ Health Care team provides access to vital medical services and bridges health care and service gaps. We endeavour to detect and prevent pregnancy complications, to promote safe pregnancy and childbirth and to provide baby care information. PathFinders’ interventions increase the likelihood of a healthy birth and a healthy baby. Our work is supported by pro-bono doctors, nurses and midwives as well as a private hospital.

 

“PathFinders’ dedicated partnership with The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong enables female migrant workers, many of whom are young mothers, to make informed decisions on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through attending our education workshops and receiving our free clinic services, these women are empowered to take positive action for their own future and wellbeing. It has been a fruitful collaboration which we look forward to continuing.”

Dr. Susan Fan, The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

Actions
  • Provide maternity advice, pre- and post-natal care
  • Facilitate access to quality medical services by partnering with pro-bono doctors, nurses and clinics
  • Accompany and support women when they receive family planning advice
  • Educate mothers about pregnancy and baby care through workshops and one-on-one counseling
  • Conduct home-based check-ups after the baby is born

 

Accomplishments
 201420152016
Appointments at our Health Centre266425489
Newborn infants visited at home354632
Women provided with contraceptive advice and support435649
Women accompanied during hospital and doctor visitsN/A8195
Total Health Care Interventions344608665