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)
*Child mortality rates - Australia and 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.