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Getting better care for Janan from her Filipino family

Getting better care for Janan from her Filipino family Janan, now five years old, lives with her family in the Philippines. Her mother Angie lost her job as a Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) ...
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Pregnant Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) who are illegally fired or forced to resign lose access to public healthcare in Hong Kong within two weeks of their employment being terminated. This group of mothers and their babies are desperately in need of medical care, health system navigation, health education and tailored, cultural and language-specific advice.
 

PathFinders bridges healthcare service gaps by:
 

  1.   Facilitating access to medical services by partnering with pro bono doctors and clinics
  2.   Providing pre/postnatal care and advice
  3.   Conducting home visits, to check up and support new mothers and their babies post-delivery
  4.   Screening new mothers for postnatal depression
  5.   Supporting women to access family planning advice
  6.   Ensuring babies and young children recieve all necessary immunisations
  7.   Advising mothers on breastfeeding, including providing breast pumps and formula (if unable to breastfeed)
  8.   Checking the growth parameters of every child

Our 2021 Impact

234 visits to our Health Centre
149 mothers accessed prenatal care 
75 doctor visits
32 mothers recieved postnatal depression screening
54 women started family planning
130 babies immunised and had growth parameters checked
38 mothers received breastfeeding advice and support
38 babies and mothers received check up post delivery

Key Service Partners

"We’ve been actively involved in PathFinders’  healthcare programme which is a fantastic initiative providing access to vital medical services and bridging the gaps in service provision."

Linda Burgoyne, CEO at Matilda International Hospital