Laxmi Tamang

Laxmi Tamang is a nurse with a public health background who has worked in a number of settings since 1995. She is a founding member of the first and only free-standing birthing centre in Nepal led by nurse-midwives and a founding member of MIDSON. She is passionate about improving sexual and reproductive health services and strengthening midwifery education and service in Nepal. As an Australian Leadership Award scholar, Laxmi is currently doing her doctoral study at the University of Sydney, researching how gender-based power relations affect the uptake of sexual and reproductive health services among young Nepalese people. Learn more about MIDSON at www.midson.org.np.

Birth and the Establishment of a Professional Organization in Nepal

Read how a group of dedicated nurses in Nepal formed the country’s first midwifery organization, and what it is doing to improve birth for Nepal’s largely rural population. Read more…. Birth and the Establishment of a Professional Organization in Nepal

Factors That Persuaded Nurses to Establish a Maternity Care Centre in Nepal

The author describes the state of women’s health and health services in Nepal, and the establishment of that country’s first and only independent nurse-midwives-led birthing centre. Read more…. Factors That Persuaded Nurses to Establish a Maternity Care Centre in Nepal

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