Our Model


 Village Birth International’s Model

Equitable, global maternal health partnerships with an emphasis on sustainable, community-based models.


Community engagement plays an integral role in advocating for respectful maternity care. Founded in 2006, VBI has devoted years to examining maternal health models that work and carry a wide-reaching impact on communities. Using the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals as our roadmap, VBI is dedicated to ending preventable maternal and infant morbidity and mortality by increasing health equity and access to humane, respectful, and dignified care. 

Humane birth starts with a recognition of our shared humanity. Transformative social movements don’t happen when we operate as individuals in our separate silos. They are born in community and within an awareness that we are all connected, working toward the same vision: a world where every individual, partner, and baby is deeply respected and honored.