Halfway Homes

In the Philippines, many women living in remote island communities face a very difficult journey to get to a birthing clinic. If the weather is bad, the trip is difficult and dangerous for a woman in labor. To encourage women to go in for “facility-based deliveries”, the ADRA EMBRACE project has built homes close to birthing clinics and hospitals where women can go and stay for a week before their due date. This allows them to have more choice as to when it is safe and easier to travel.