Birth Attendant


Physician Training



This program is held once a year for a period of three months and is avialable to villagers, township and county doctors, and other health workers holding various governmental positions. Program participants spend four weeks in educational training lectures followed by clinical rotations at four Lhasa hospitals. At the program's completion, participants return to their communities to provide services to pregnant women and their newborns.

Pregnancy and Village Outreach Program in Tibet (PAVOT)

One H.E.A.R.T. developed the program PAVOT (Pregnancy and Village Outreach in Tibet) in 2004. PAVOT is a family- and community-based outreach program in Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH). On the Tibetan Plateau, a major discrepancy exists with regard to life-saving information and care in the reproductive health area between the counties/townships and their respective villages/nomadic settlements. The objective of PAVOT, therefore, is to empower women and the wider community by giving them the tools necessary to help themselves for the purpose of preventing and resolving problems related to pregnancy and childbirth. PAVOT uses the network of village women leaders (Women’s Federation) to transfer life-saving skills and deliver safe mother- and babyhood messages directly to pregnant women and their families.

Physician Training

This program increases the level of knowledge and skills of county and prefecture doctors in maternal and child health, through lectures and direct hands-on teaching. These skills enable them to address obstetrical emergencies and high-risk referrals.


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