Project #8839

Training and Supplies for Health Workers in Nepal

by Save the Children Federation
May 16, 2012

Final Project Report

Thank you for all your support for project Training and Supplies for Health Workers in Nepal. This is our final report for this project.

With the support of donors like you, we have been able to accomplish:

  • Delivering lifesaving care to mothers and their children, even when doctors and  nurses are out of reach.   
  • Training and equipping community health workers to save children’s lives through basic care like prenatal and postnatal checkups, delivering antibiotics, and breastfeeding counseling. 
  • Fighting pneumonia and diarrhea which are rarely fatal in countries like the United States, and they don’t need to be in Nepal either. 

We have been able to fund this project ahead of schedule due in part to Charlie Wittmack is an attorney, husband and father from Des Moines, Iowa who founded The World Tri to pursue his dreams of adventure.  He trained 15 years before jumping into the frigid waters of England’s Thames River and beginning his 10,000 mile journey across Europe and Asia. He capped off the adventure by summiting Mt. Everest and dedicating his efforts to the children of Nepal.

Only 5,393 people have ever climbed Everest, but every year in Nepal, 37,000 newborns and children die of largely preventable causes.  To help slash these numbers, Charlie teamed up with Save the Children to raise money for lifesaving programs.   

The good news is, Nepal has already passed the halfway mark in the race to end child deaths.  Deploying community health workers has been key to  dramatic  reductions in child mortality, but many rural and isolated communities have yet to benefit. 

Thank you again for your support. Please consider supporting one of Save the Children's other projects. You can find a complete list of our active projects here:



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Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Tara Fisher
Westport, CT United States

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