Sybill Hyppolite

Sybill Hyppolite

ScM 2010, Cultural Bridge Fellow
Researcher, Haiti

Sybill conducted a new study on the social causes of maternal mortality in Haiti. She worked with the medical and support staff at hospitals with OB/GYN doctors to collect data in two stages. She first reviewed the medical records of women who have fallen victim to maternal mortality to assess medical causes. She then conducted qualitative interviews with the families of these women to understand the social factors that contributed to each woman's death. This study set the groundwork for designing social interventions to improve maternal health in Haiti.