One H.E.A.R.T. Tibet

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The Mission of One H.E.A.R.T. is to save the lives of Tibetan women and children, one birth at a time.

Saving the lives of Tibetan women and their children is of utmost urgency for the survival of the Tibetan people and culture. Improving maternal health and reducing child mortality have globally been recognized as vital to promoting development and eradicating poverty, as set out in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals … (full text/background).

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History: One H.E.A.R.T., is a 501(c)(3), established in 1998 under the umbrella of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center (UUHSC) after Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) division members returned from a visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This visit sought to address the very high maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates and took place at the invitation of the Lhasa City Municipal Hospital and the TAR Health Department. Initial efforts were well received and officials invited One H.E.A.R.T. to collaborate with the TAR Health Bureau in an ongoing, advisory capacity … (full text).

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