Current Project – Get Involved with One Heart World-Wide
OHW Mission: Saving lives of mothers and newborns worldwide.
Vision: We deliver systemic change to increase access and utilization of quality care for pregnant women.
Every 90 seconds a woman dies due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, every 10 seconds a newborn dies during delivery, or within the first 28 days of birth.
Most of these deaths occur in low-resource settings without a Skilled Birth Attendant, and could have been prevented with simple interventions. Studies show that the greatest burden of maternal and perinatal mortality is clustered around the time of birth, with the majority of deaths occurring within the first 24 hours after delivery.
One Heart World-Wide’s aim is to improve access to, and utilization of healthcare services to reduce the risk of maternal and neonatal mortality in the most remote, rural areas. OHW believes that all women and newborns can receive the quality healthcare services they deserve during pregnancy and childbirth, anytime and anyplace. OHW works in remote areas with the lowest human development indexes, where other organizations rarely operate. Pregnant women in these high-risk regions are often faced with little to no access to medical care. Socio-cultural barriers, limited personal resources, lack of information, geographical limitations, and inadequate healthcare services prevent pregnant women from receiving the essential care they need to have a safe pregnancy and childbirth. OHW addresses these barriers by improving access to healthcare services in the world’s hardest to reach places. We deliver results and drive systemic change, saving lives now and in the future. Parayoga is pledging its support to this worthy, charitable project through 2017.
By virtue of who they are and what they teach, ParaYogis have a direct, positive and powerful impact in the world and in their communities through teaching and service. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to ParaYoga seva efforts, please contact Pamela Meriwether.
As ParaYogis, we support community whenever we share the teachings from our tradition, but we can do more. For the remainder of 2016 and through 2017, ParaYoga has adopted One Heart World-Wide, as our next Agent of Change charitable project. One Heart World-Wide (OHW) is a 501(c)3 organization with over 15 years of experience implementing maternal and neonatal mortality prevention programs in areas where women often die alone at home giving birth.
1. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. One of One Heart’s large funders is facilitating a matching campaign through which they will match donations to OHW dollar for dollar up to $500 per individual. If you make your donation by clicking on this link, your donation will be matched, doubling the amount going to an amazing cause! No gift is too small, and a few dollars go a long way! Just $25 will help a mother to buy warm clothes for her newborn. With $50, you can provide an expectant mother with the supplies to safely deliver their newborn in an emergency. For $100 you can sponsor a Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) to participate in a training in basic birthing practices.
2. Help us spread the word through social media. Share this link and encourage your family and friends to give: One Heart World-Wide
ONE HEART WORLD-WIDE (OHW) is a 501(c)3 organization with over 15 years of experience implementing maternal and neonatal mortality prevention programs in areas where women often die alone at home giving birth. Our aim is to improve access to, and utilization of healthcare services to reduce the risk of maternal and neonatal mortality in the most remote, rural areas. We believe that all women and newborns can receive the quality healthcare services they deserve during pregnancy and childbirth, anytime and anyplace.