In May 2019, a group of midwives, childbirth educators and a trusty support crew, took part in a scoping tour of Nepal. The aim of the project was to understand if a childbirth education project as a primary health measure may be effective in curbing the unacceptable high maternal and infant mortality and morbity rates. Many of the team were from the Macedon Ranges.
The project was deemed a success by the Nepalese Health Ministry and educational institutions. The Rotary Club of the Macedon Ranges plan to roll out the program over the next 5 years with the support of Rotary International.
Members of the club were due to travel to Nepal again in May 2020, however due to COVID-19 this had to postponed.