My name is Laxmi Tamang from Nepal. I'm one of the founding member of the first and only nurse-midwives led independent birthing centre in Nepal and the Midwifery Society of Nepal, established in 2007 and 2010 respectively.
Actually, we are struggling for the sustainability of our birthing centre because we are not donor funded. During the establishment of the birthing centre each of 11 nurse members contributed US $ 1333 to set up the birthing centre. We had registered our birthing centre as a social enterprise and have very good cooperation and collaboration with the government of Nepal. We provide free of cost maternity care to all women who come to give birth in our centre. We provide whole range of sexual and reproductive health services to urban poor families. These include family planning, antenatal care, delivery, postnatal care, safe abortion care, immunisation, STI treatment and management, etc.
Since May this year Julie-Ann Dowdel, an Australian Midwife is helping us volunteering her time in our centre and at the same time carrying out her research on the perspective of consumers, staff and others towards the birthing centre.
I would appreciate if you could help us.
Look forward to hearing from you.