Nirmala Kharel, SBA, Mahadevbesi HP, Dhading
“Since I was a kid, I was very interested in becoming a nurse practitioner. The reason behind this could be my mother, who is a nurse herself and works in the field of family planning. I always thought saving the life of a mother and her new baby is a precious thing to do, and that is what SBAs do. SBA is not just a course, it's the special equipment of a nurse midwife that helps her to manage normal as well as complicated cases. It increases knowledge in relation to identifying complicated cases at an early stage. Before taking the SBA training I used to get involved in conducting deliveries but I knew the quality of care was not of that standard. Now that I am an SBA I am more confident about what I do. It’s like I can see what has to be done. I have been able to manage postpartum hemorrhage cases, manual removal of the placenta, and birth asphyxia on my own and have been able to save several lives. My sincere gratitude to One Heart World-Wide for helping nurses like me to provide much-needed services to poor and rural women. For me One Heart World-Wide is like a heart in a human, which saves the entire human being."