in the lives of women and babies in Nepal


in the lives of women and babies in Nepal


in the lives of women and babies in Nepal

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Australians for Women’s Health

The health of families and communities is strongly tied to the health of women. The illness or death of a woman has serious consequences for the health of her children, her family and the community.

Maternal Health

Every day around the world, 1,000 women die as a result of pregnancy complications. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths occur in developing countries. In Nepal, a woman dies in labour every 4 hours and a baby, every 15 minutes. The large majority of these deaths are preventable.

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Prolapse Down Under

In its more severe forms, genital (or pelvic organ) prolapse is a distressing and disfiguring disease.  University studies have shown that there are 200,000 women in Nepal who suffer with severe pelvic organ prolapse and are in urgent need of surgery.

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Corporate Sponsors

A4WH is grateful to sponsors of the prolapse treatment camps. B. Braun Medical Pty Ltd has been generous in their supply of surgical instruments valued at approximately AUD$10,000.

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We’re Building A Hospital

A4WH is currently building a hospital for mothers and babies in Charikot, NE Nepal, an area devastated by the earthquake in 2015. Apart from providing critical care for those in need, the hospital will become a major teaching centre for doctors, midwives and nurses. It will also be the base for an extensive community health program, providing essential public health measures and medical research in the area.

All funding for the construction of the hospital will come from personal donations.

As little as $2 will provide medications to prevent life threatening haemorrhages in pregnancy.  $150 will pay for an operation to fix a woman suffering with genital prolapse.  $50,000 will pay for a surgical ward.

All donations are Tax Deductible.

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