Mission: The organization creates a network of safety to prevent the majority of birthing related deaths that occur in the developing regions of the world served by the organization.
Programs: Network of safety: work with local communities and local health providers to develop a network of safety around mothers and infants, by raising awareness, teaching good practices, and distributing essential medical supplies to put an end to easily preventable pregnancy and delivery related deaths and ensure that mothers and infants survive pregnancy, childbirth and the first months of life.
I've been with this non-profit for over 10 years, first serving as a volunteer to teach about pregnancy complications and how people living in rural Tibet could recognize and treat some of these major complications. I was asked to be on the board, agreed, and have been an active member since our incorporation about 8 years ago. We teach physicians, midwives, skilled birth attendants, traditional birth attendants, local village people, and families about safe birthing practices. This empowers local people to advance their own communities, while creating the ultimate in sustainability. Please visit the website at www.oneheartworld-wide.org .