Birthing Project USA inspires, grows and nurtures a culture of SisterFriending™ through education, training, and community and organizational capacity building.
Mission: To improve women’s health and birth outcomes through SisterFriending™, education, community collaboration and capacity building
Our Story: BPUSA was founded in 1988 by Ashoka Fellow Kathryn Hall-Trujillo (affectionately called “Mama Katt”). Mama Katt left her job as state-level public health administrator to help communities have healthier babies – one SisterFriend volunteer and one mom at a time. Born a grassroots volunteer movement to decrease infant and maternal mortality, BPUSA has grown into a volunteer-led global resource center training and supporting local SisterFriends projects and BPUSA student chapters across the United States, and partnering with ayzh and Women’s Worldwide Web to provide safe birth kits to sister communities around the world.
United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 5,000 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of our unique GPS technology and our iconic ambucycles, our average response time is less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas. Our mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible and provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, resulting in many more lives saved.