One Heart World-Wide's mission is to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote rural areas. Our partnership with them is helping women in Bhojpur, Nepal receive skilled birth attendant training.
Pregnancy is a natural process for which medical assistance is not considered as a need or requirement in Nepal. As a result, many Nepalese women, especially those residing in more rural areas of Nepal deliver at home. In most communities, traditional birth attendants are usually primary service providers who have never received modern training in midwifery. The lack of training poses a risk to the lives of the women and newborn. Currently, there are only a few SBAs that serve about 45,000 women per year in Bhojpur. One Heart World-Wide has identified several eligible nurses that are on their way to becoming certified skilled birth attendants. Post-training, they will be able to provide the maternity care necessary to conduct safe deliveries in this district.
Newborn Congenital Heart Screening Training and Evaluation Program
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