As our plans for our March 2016 training firm up, the goal for our annual campaign becomes crystal clear: we have 62 nurses waiting in Laos who need to be funded. We work with 31 clinics, each has 2 nurses that will attend our trainings. Each nurses full-year training costs $240. $240 x 62 = our $15,000 total.
The goal is clear. The reason for the trainings is also clear: nurses need to ensure safe births for all of the women of their villages year-round. Many do not have much birth training. That’s where our CleanBirth trainings come in — with midwives from the Yale School of Nursing we improve their skills and give them resources to use in birth.