Surmang Foundation: Improving Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Tibet

Lee Weingrad founded the Surmang Foundation 3 decades ago. Its mission is to alleviate poverty through health promotion in rural China and ethnic Tibet. They have been trying to improve infant mortality rates through education about pre and post natal care. Its clinic has treated over 150,000 patient visits for free since its creation challenging the world-high infant and maternal mortality in this region.



Lee Weingrad will speak about the work of the Surmang Foundation and the Dharma Sagara Clinic at Naropa University in Boulder, Arapahoe Campus, on September 7, 7 pm. The presentation will include a special message from the 12th Trungpa Rinpoche, Chokyi Sengay.