Tibetan Natural Birth & Health Training Center “Birth Center”
Providing access to safe, affordable, linguistically and culturally appropriate health care for women—especially prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care; serving also as a resource center for training community midwives and health educators. More >>
Community Midwife Training
Training local Tibetan women in prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care in a midwifery system that combines aspects of Tibetan medicine with western interventions. More >>
Yushu Earthquake Disaster ReliefUnder the direction of our partners at TsoNgon (ch: Qinghai) Tibetan Medical College, many Tibetan doctors went to the earthquake sites to provide medical assistance and relief supplies to ill and displaced victims. Over 12,00 people were injured and 15,000 homes and buildings collapsed and 100,000 people had nowhere to live. More>>
Community Health Education and Outreach
Deploying and training Tibetan medical students to assess needs and educate thousands of rural Tibetan women about maternal and child health.More >>
Scholarships for Postgraduate and Medical School
Supporting women who seek higher education in public health, medicine and education.More >>
Tibetan Maternal and Child Health System Resource Textbooks
Collaborating with both Kumbum Tibetan Medical Hospital and mSo-Ngon (Qinghai) University Tibetan Medical College to: 1) write and publish complementary textbooks for health professionals and medical students in pediatric, gynecologic and obstetric care 2) create Tibetan-language public health education and training materials for low-literate rural women.
Training of Trainers (TOT)
After publication of Tibetan Maternal and Child Health System Resource Textbooks, THF will invite 25 to 30 Tibetan physicians, teachers and scholars to the Birth Center in Rebkong to review these new textbooks and create a standard training curriculum for training Tibetan community midwives in the Tibetan regions. Training includes providing trainers with a step-by-step curriculum and course design for delivering trainingto trainers of healthcare services providers such as community midwives, health educators and facility-based healthcare providers.
Community Health Assessment
Providing a basis on which to design and evaluate health, nutrition and education projects. Reports 96% of women gave birth at home, of these women, 95%delivered without the assistance of trained health personnel. 0% had heard of Hepatitis B, STIs, HIV and AIDS.
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