Health
 China
Project #1375

Tibetan Natural Birth and Health Training Center

by Tibetan Healing Fund

Summary

The center will provide safe, affordable, linguistically & culturally appropriate health services & health education and will serve as a training facility for community midwives & health educators.
$70,000
total goal
$59,290
remaining
102
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Tibetan women and infants are at high risk for birth-related deaths. Because of lack of access to health care, finances, language barriers & health care infrastructure, the majority of births take place in cold environments without access to electricity or running water and often at high altitude. In some rural areas, an estimated 95% of Tibetan women give birth at home. In addition, vehicles are rarely available, roads often treacherous or impassible, language & cultural barriers alienating.

Solution

Tibetan mothers and children will have access to pre-natal care; labor & delivery support; postnatal care ; community midwife & health educator training; family health education; essential Tibetan & Western medicines; kits for safe home births.

Long-Term Impact

The Birth Center has the potential to be the cornerstone of a healthy Tibetan community. It can save lives of rural Tibetan women and babies and decrease the risk of disability caused by unsafe and unassisted delivery and lack of health education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.TibetanHealingFund.org
Project’s Homepage
Tibetan Natural Birth & Health Training Center
Community Health Assessment

Organization Information

Tibetan Healing Fund

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.TibetanHealingFund.org
Tibetan Healing Fund
Project Leader:
Marge Mansfield
Board Member
Seattle, Washington United States

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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