One of 7 new beds from Ikea, Beijing Training Comm Health Wrkrs -- Mother Child Health 125 year old drawing of Surmang Monastery Patient Waiting Area -- old floor, old walls

Surmang Foundation

Org #943
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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... read more

Projects (1)

Health Care in Tibet /Yushu
China / Gender Equality
Project Leaders
Lee Weingrad
Lee Weingrad
Suzanne Smith
Suzanne Smith
Phuntsok Dongdrup, Lee M Weingrad, Janis Tse yong-jee, Sonam Drogha, Songdrup Tsering, Phuntsok Dongdrup, Suzanne Smith, Lyle Weinstein
Organization Information
5963 Brandywine Ct
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
Organization Information
5963 Brandywine Ct
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

Project Reports

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Oct 6, 2020
Love in the Time of Covid
This year, Surmang Foundation’s Dharma Sagara Clinic is isolated because of Covid-19. So even the difficult travel to Qinghai Province and then 1500 km south at> 4000 meters, was made...
Jun 8, 2020
Something I discovered in E. Tibet
Look --I’ll tell you something I discovered. By myself.I’m not a doctor, not hospital administrator/designer and before Surmang, I had no background in Public Health....
Feb 7, 2020
Another Year of Empowering Women and Girls
In 2019 the Dharma Sagara Clinic at Surmang Dutsi til has treated over 12,000 patients, for free. Including meds. In particular, we have elevated the status of women by focusing on maternal...
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