Delek! (Traditional Tibetan greeting)
Thank you for
your interest in volunteering with One H.E.A.R.T. For the past several
years, One H.E.A.R.T. has taken active steps toward providing medical
education and teaching preventive health care practices to decrease
maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in the Tibet Autonomous
Region of the People's Republic of China, an area that continues to
suffer from some of the highest rates of birth-related deaths in the
One H.E.A.R.T. understands that many of these infant and maternal deaths
are preventable with simple and inexpensive interventions such as hand
washing, delivery in a clean environment, uterine massage (to control
postpartum hemorrhage), newborn airway management and prevention of
hypothermia. Our primary goal is to train Tibetans in healthcare skills
that enable them to help themselves. This is accomplished by training
qualified Tibetans so that they may become healthcare providers in their
communities. Our goal is not to replace traditional Tibetan health practices,
but to work as a team with Tibetan doctors to improve health outcomes.
Volunteer participants include obstetric and gynecologists, perinatologists,
family practitioners, pediatricians, nurses, nurse midwives, public
health educators, translators, and others, as needed.
wishing to travel to Tibet must first volunteer 120 hours of
volunteer time within the United States. One H.E.A.R.T. volunteers must
also be able to commit a minimum of three weeks per year in the TAR.
Volunteers pay a non-refundable $50 application and screening fee
at the time that they submit their application.
Transportation, accommodation, meals or any other costs are NOT covered
by One H.E.A.R.T.
If you are interested and would like to join the One H.E.A.R.T. team,
please review the requirements and complete the application form below.
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.
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