Monthly Archives: December 2014

MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 1 of 4

Why is it “inefficient” to save the lives of mothers? This is the first in a series of four blogposts on why so many women in Tibet die in childbirth, usually alone, bleeding to death. As with almost anything to … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 2 of 4

Traditional Tibetan sciences of healing, and Community Health Workers Second in a series of four blogs on why so many Tibetan women die in childbirth, and what fresh solutions may be possible. The first in this series canvassed the conventional … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 3 of 4

Reaching out to remote women: Sciences of healing, Sowa Rigpa and Community Health Workers In the first two blogs, we asked why it is that well into the 21st century, on the eve of declaring China the great success story … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 4 of 4

New hope for the women of Tibet: Sciences of healing, Sowa Rigpa and Community Health Workers This is the fourth of four blogs on the number of Tibetan women dying in childbirth, at a rate equivalent to some of the … Continue reading

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Making the Mountains Muncipal

What’s in a name: ¬† ¬†SHIGATSE AND CHAMDO BECOME CITIES China has declared Shigatse and Chamdo henceforth to be municipalities, rebadging not only two of the bigger towns in Tibet but their entire prefectures, which are largely rural, mountainous and … Continue reading

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