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 15/day, in remote Qinghai Province, China. With few roads, cars or electricity, creating access to services is a high priority. Creating access to quality care is our aim. Our goal is to create greater access to free quality health care and earlier intervention, focused on mother and child health.The main problem is to empower women and girls. Our primary goal is to overcome world-record high maternal and infant mortality/morbidity. The downstream effects of healthy moms and babies impact Tibetan culture, more strongly than re-introducing wolves has resto...
Health Care in Tibet /Yushu
 
The biggest threat to empowering women in Tibet is death in the process of creating life. Remote Tibetan mothers have a 1 in 15 chance of dying in pregnancy or delivery. Births are unattended. 1 in 5 children die before the age of 2. Surmang Fnd empowers women by providing quality health care in a remote clinic and embedding this care in 40 villages. The Fnd has reduced maternal mortality to 0 in 2011 and kept it near there ever since, treating 1200 patients a month for free -- including meds. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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