Save the Children ambassador Myleene Klass recently traveled to Nepal to see first-hand the impact a lack of access to basic healthcare is having on young lives.

Myleene Klass cries as she talks to Soshma, 20, who lost her first child to pneumonia two years ago
Myleene Klass cries as she talks to Soshma, 20, who lost her first child to pneumonia two years ago
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“As a mum, I know how terrifying it is to give birth, even with a trained midwife available to help,” says Klass, "But in Nepal I heard some harrowing stories.

“I met mums who had to walk on foot or were carried for up to seven hours in a wicker basket to get to a clinic because there aren’t any ambulances; women who had to give birth by the side of the road without a health worker present; mothers who couldn’t afford basic medical care for their children – the result was horrifying, and always the same: children dying needlessly.”

To read the full blog about her trip, click here.

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