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Free-standing Nurse-midwives led birthing centre in Nepal

Last post 01-22-2010 1:16 AM by Laxmi. 3 replies.
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  • 01-12-2010 2:25 AM

    • Laxmi
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    • Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Posts 10

    Free-standing Nurse-midwives led birthing centre in Nepal

    Hi,

    If you are visiting to Nepal you are most welcome to visit our free-standing birthing centre located at Kathmandu, established in July 2007. We provide 24-hours a day, 7-days a week cost-effective quality maternal and child health including reproductive health services to urban poor families in the locality. This centre has been established in 11 female health workers, mainly nurse-midwives initiative and little financial investment. This is the first and only nurse-midwive led birthing centre in the country. Our efforts have been appreciated by the international midwives who had visited to our centre and our government health officials. We provide free maternity care services as per the Government of Nepal health policy to all women who give birth in our centre. For this we have signed MoU with Ministry of Health and Population. 

    Laxmi Tamang, RN, MPH
    Founding member
    Midwifery Society of Nepal
    Website: http//www.midson.org
    and
    Founding Manager
    APS Birthing Centre
    Khashi Bazar, Kalanki, Kathmandu-14
    PO Box 8975, EPC 2946
    Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Email: laxtshering@yahoo.com
    Website: http//www.apskendra.org.np/Contact
    Blog: http//www.laxmitamang.blogspot.com
  • 01-17-2010 12:50 AM In reply to

    Re: Free-standing Nurse-midwives led birthing centre in Nepal

    That sounds interesting :)

    I often travel in Asia - do you welcome visiting midwives?

    Jesus was born unassisted!
  • 01-17-2010 1:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Free-standing Nurse-midwives led birthing centre in Nepal

    SmileIt probably woudl be best to contact the center directly. Smile

    Susan
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  • 01-22-2010 1:16 AM In reply to

    • Laxmi
    • Top 100 Contributor
    • Joined on 01-12-2010
    • Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Posts 10

    Re: Free-standing Nurse-midwives led birthing centre in Nepal

     Yes, we do. We love to have them because there is lot for us to learn from professional midwives because in Nepal we don't have professional midwives or registered midwives. Registered Nurses who practice midwifery and/or work in maternity units are usually called nurse-midwives. Our centre is managed by such types of nurse-midwives.

    Laxmi Tamang, RN, MPH
    Founding member
    Midwifery Society of Nepal
    Website: http//www.midson.org
    and
    Founding Manager
    APS Birthing Centre
    Khashi Bazar, Kalanki, Kathmandu-14
    PO Box 8975, EPC 2946
    Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Email: laxtshering@yahoo.com
    Website: http//www.apskendra.org.np/Contact
    Blog: http//www.laxmitamang.blogspot.com
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