Grateful Heart Gala 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us once again at the lovely Hotel Le Méridien Delfina in Santa Monica on Saturday, May 2nd for an evening in celebration of mothers everywhere! This year’s Grateful Heart Gala will include dinner, cocktails, live music, a World-Wide Bazaar, and a live auction. You just might find the perfect gift for the mom(s) in your life, just in time for Mother’s Day!
For details on event sponsorhip, please contact us at (415) 379-4762 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You support will make a tremendous difference as we work to build access to safe births throughout Nepal.
We hope to see you there!
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One Heart World-Wide
One Heart World-Wide’s mission is to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote rural areas.
Our lifesaving maternal health programs were initially established in the late 1990’s in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. During our 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 ten years there we were able to decrease unattended home births from 85% to 20%, mostly by ensuring the presence of a skilled attendant at delivery. Before One Heart left in 2008, the Lhasa Prefecture Health Bureau reported no maternal deaths and newborn death rates dropped from 10% to 3% in the two counties where One Heart World-Wide had been working.
Based on our experience in Tibet One Heart World-Wide developed an effective, replicable, and sustainable model to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and delivery among vulnerable rural populations. Simply put, we work with local communities and local health providers to develop a culturally appropriate around mothers and infants by raising awareness, teaching good practices, and distributing essential supplies to ensure that mothers and infants survive delivery and the first, most vulnerable, months of life. The is tailored to the local cultural context and our interventions focus on multiple levels of care to ensure appropriate continuity of care for mothers and infants.
We are currently focusing our efforts on maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in Nepal. Since beginning our work in two districts in western Nepal, we have seen significant results. In the Baglung district, both maternal and newborn mortality have decreased by over 80% since 2009. In our second district, Dolpa, where we have been working since 2011, we have seen a decrease in maternal mortality of nearly 40% and newborn mortality has dropped by more than 64%. This year we will begin program implementation in a third district, Dhading.