One Heart World Wide

www.oneheartworld-wide.org

Social Entrepreneur

Arlene Samen

Founded

1998

MISSION

Decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote and underserved areas.

Where they work

Nepal

BUSINESS MODEL

A "Network of Safety" for mothers and newborns in remote settings: provide life-saving skills along a referral path that ties together mothers, families, communities and all health providers.

Annual budget

US$3.2 million for FY16 (Dec-16).

Delivered to date

Supported over 39,000 pregnancies, trained 155 skilled birth attendants, certified 49 birthing centers and conducted 5,950 community outreach training.

Impact

Measured by % of pregnant women getting prenatal care (visits and supplements), % of deliveries attended by Skilled Birth Attendants, % of home deliveries utilizing a clean and safe birth kit, and % of women receiving post-natal visits, and maternal and newborn mortality.

BIG PLANS

By 2025, operate in 35 of the most under-served districts in Nepal with a 7.5 million population and 200,000 births per year, where the maternal and neonatal mortality are anywhere between 2-5 times the national average.

Our investment so far

US$1,100,000 unrestricted grants.

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Skilled Birth Attendants Chandika and Januna with Program Director Surya Bhatta at Hatiya Birthing Center, Baglung, Nepal.
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One Heart World-Wide President and Founder, Arlene Samen and Sunita, a One Heart Birth Attendant.
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One Heart mother and baby during a home visit in Dolpa, Nepal.