Pregnant Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) 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:
- Facilitating access to medical services by partnering with pro bono doctors and clinics
- Providing pre/postnal care and advice
- Conducting home visits, to check up and support new mothers and their babies post delivery
- Screening new mothers for postnatal depression
- Supporting women to access famly planning advice
- Ensuring babies and young children recieve all necessary immunisations
- Advising mothers on breastfeeding, including providing breast pumps and formula (if unable to breastfeed)
- Checking the growth parameters of every child
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."