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Himalayan ‘Amchi’ or traditional medicine healers trained in maternal and child health

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Auxillary Midwife Nurses (village-level female health workers) and skilled birth attendants trained

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Trains an ‘Amchi’ to support a village with maternal healthcare for a month

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

In order to improve the health standards of these communities, we focus our work on these key areas:

 

Nurses for Nepal
In the remote lower Solukhumbu, or Everest, region health services are extremely basic. This program equips local health posts that are desperately lacking in support with both medical supplies and equipment and also trained health workers. Local health care workers are trained in primary, maternal and child health-care and emergency medical care. The project also provides health and hygiene education to local schools

Zanskar Primary Health Care
The Zanskar Valley is one of the most remote regions of the Himalaya. Located in Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya, it is cut off from the outside world by snow for six months of the year. During this time communities rely heavily on the local ‘amchi’ or traditional medical healers for primary health care. Sadly the region has unacceptable rates of infant mortality. We are working with the ‘amchi’ to train them in modern medical practices to complement their traditional approaches, helping to improve maternal health services in the region

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EDUCATION

Education is the single, most important tool for lifting children out of poverty and every child has the right to access it

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ENVIRONMENT

Through partnerships with local communities, we support local wildlife conservation and community-led responses to the effects of climate change

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

This work would not be possible without you. Your ongoing support makes an enormous difference in the communities where we work and the lives of those living in the Himalaya