Surmang Foundation

We work in a place that is 97% ethnic Khampa Tibetan. Our mission is to promote health among the ultra-poor, those who earn less that US 14/day, in remote Qinghai Province, China. With few roads, cars or electricity, creating access to services is a high priority.Our goal is to create greater access to health care and earlier intervention, applied to mother and child health. He hope to overcome world-record high maternal and infant mortality/morbidity. We have accomplished this with a regional medical center, a model for rural health care delivery among the ultra-poor that is being prototyped in the Yushu Public Health System.

patient exam

patient exam
Photo from Progress Report 'Rolling Out the Surmang Model in East Tibet' (view small | med | large | orig)

leaving Kham

leaving Kham
Photo from Progress Report 'Rolling Out the Surmang Model in East Tibet' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mother and Child

Mother and Child
Photo from Progress Report '2012 - 2013 next steps for the Surmang Model' (view small | med | large | orig)

Me, at one of the bridges over the Yangtse

Me, at one of the bridges over the Yangtse
Photo from Progress Report 'Field Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

Drogha's daughter "working"

Drogha's daughter "working"
Photo from Progress Report 'Field Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

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