The Nestling Trust

Health and Birthing Centre for Baiteshwor, Nepal

To bring safe birthing facilities and basic health care to the 15,000 population of a remote mountainous area in Nepal. The villagers have to travel considerable distances to access maternity services, and neonatal death rates have tripled during the global pandemic.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1154431)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls




Maternal and neonatal death rates in rural Nepal are many times more than those in developed countries. In this remote mountainous area mothers currently have no access to hygienic birthing facilities resulting in high neonatal death rates (currently for every 1000 live births 40 babies sadly die). The pandemic has exacerbated the situation causing loss of livelihoods, increased poverty and greater problems for pregnant women in accessing antenatal care where complications can be identified.


By establishing a Health and Birthing Centre poor and disadvantaged families living in Baiteshwor area will for the first time be able to access local birthing facilities, ante and post natal care, and improved general healthcare (including immunisation, wound care, treatment of acute illnesses, contraception) and health education. The new facilities, built in partnership with local non governmental organisations, will comply with Nepal Ministry of Health requirements and earthquake regulations.

  • This rural area desperately needs a well-equipped birthing center. Whilst at Charikot hospital I attended many patients who were referred very late for surgery, too late to restore their health. A birthing center here will contribute to lowering Nepal's high maternal and neonatal mortality rate.

    — Dr. Arun Upreti, Orthopaedic Resident Institute of Medicine

  • Due to no birthing in this area, we have to go long way to Charikot or Kathmandu, If we do not get vehicle, we have to carry pregnant women in stretcher up to the Namdu, and women may die. Some time ago a lady died on the way while carrying in the stretcher.

    — : Jalpa Devi Timalsina: A Public Health women volunteer

  • I faced big problem while I was pregnant, due to lack of sound prenatal testing. At the time of my delivery, I faced an emergency I had to go to Kathmandu, 78 miles away. I think God saved me and my child. If we have birthing facilities in Marbu, Baiteshwor, we all thank God, for saving our lives.

    — Kabita Chauagain, a lady from Marbu area.

  • Due to no birthing center, people are giving birth at home, with no hygienic place .. due to the lack of care. Also a home survey found many women have uterus prolapse problems. Women want to hide such problems and ultimately, nearly die; with regular checkups, diagnosis and treatment is easy.

    — Devi Chaulagain: The ANM (Nurse) serving in Marbu,