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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 world.

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.

Any volunteer 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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