Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation

by One Heart Worldwide
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation
Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center Renovation

Summary

One Heart Worldwide is raising money to renovate the Tokarpur Health Post Birthing Center. Tokarpur lies in one of the most remote parts of Nepal's Ramechhap District. Even though the health facility is not currently considered a Birthing Center given the limited infrastructure and untrained human resources, there is a desperate need for these services in the community. There have been nine deliveries without a trained skilled birth attendant and proper equipment in just the last three months.

$2,106
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

According to The World Health Organization, 800 women and over 7,000 newborn babies die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and delivery. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths occur in developing countries like Nepal, and most could be prevented with simple interventions. Although maternal and neonatal mortality were reduced globally by nearly 50% between 1990 and 2015, both remain disproportionately higher in the developing world.

Solution

To end easily preventable pregnancy and delivery related deaths, we will upgrade the existing governmental health post to the level of a certified birthing center (BC) and educate and train healthcare providers and community health volunteers to staff the BC. We expect our interventions to improve the quality of service available and ultimately help sustain long-term changes by empowering local communities to take the responsibility of protecting the mothers and and children in their communities

Long-Term Impact

3 year impact: - At least a 20% increase in the number of women who receive appropriate antenatal care. - At least a 30% increase in the number of women who deliver with a skilled birth attendant. - At least a 30% increase in the number of institutional deliveries. 5+ years: - At least a 50% decrease in maternal mortality. - At least a 50% decrease in neonatal mortality.

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Organization Information

One Heart Worldwide

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
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Twitter: @OneHeartWW
Project Leader:
Arlene Samen
San Francisco, California United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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