OUR NEWEST PROJECT
Knit or Crochet caps and blankets for newborns
Benefitting mothers and infants in remote areas of Nepal
Through One Heart World-Wide
Special Thanks to Melissa Alden of Berkeley CA, for starting this knitting project.
One Heart World-Wide History & Mission
One Heart World-Wide’s mission is to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote rural areas.
Their life-saving skills programs were initially established in the late 1990’s in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. During their time in Tibet, One Heart World-Wide experienced a number of significant successes in collaboration with the Lhasa Prefecture Health Bureau and the Women’s Federation. Over the last ten years, they were able to decrease unattended home births from 85% to 20%, mostly by ensuring the presence of a skilled attendant at delivery. In 2008, in the two counties where One Heart World-Wide was working, the Lhasa Prefecture Health Bureau reported no maternal deaths and newborn death rates dropped from 10% to 3% since the start of the One Heart World-Wide project.
The demonstrated success of One Heart World-Wide’s mission has lead them to expand operations to other sites in need including the Baglung and Dolpo Districts in Western Nepal, and the Copper Canyon in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.