APPEAL: 90 per cent of Tibetan women give birth without support from a skilled birth attendant

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The danger facing Tibetan women in Tibet during pregnancy, labour and in the immediate period after the birth of their babies is huge; inside Tibet 90 per cent of Tibetan women give birth without support from a skilled birth attendant. When a mother-to-be has a trained birth attendant and access to emergency medical attention, the death rates of mothers and their new-born babies are significantly reduced.

The maternity clinic aims to change this by providing basic training to local communities and ensuring Tibetan women have the resources to seek emergency medical attention if needed. The services the clinic provides reaches a population of around 14,000 nomadic and semi-nomadic Tibetans.

We now need your help to support the innovative and practical ’emergency’ programme that, by helping mothers and their babies have access to emergency medical attention, will further protect the growth of future generations in these remote and scattered communities.

Your generosity today can help support the maternity clinic’s ’emergency’ programme.

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