Help build a Birthing Centre
"I know too many women who are afraid to give birth. Please help us build a Birthing Centre to keep mothers and babies safe."
Nasri, West Rukum
Per 1,000 births (Aus)
Per 1,000 births (Nepal)
In West Rukum, one of Nepal’s most remote and disadvantaged communities, too many pregnancies end in tragedy. 72% of mothers deliver without medical support at home - the alternative is a two day trek through the mountains to the nearest health post. The risk of death to both mother and baby is high.
Our partner Shanti Nepal has plans to build a Birthing Centre in the community that will save lives.
The Birthing Centre is part of a wholistic project working with the community of Aathbiskot in West Rukum. It includes health and hygiene, safe water and support to increase food production and income.