1st Medical Mission
One of the organisations working with RDC is the Central Mosque of Khovd City under the Mongolian Muslim Association. Khovd city is about 1,500km to the west of Ulaanbaatar, near the border of China (north-east of Urumqi). Mongolia occupies an area of 1,564,116 square kilometres with a population of about 3.3 million people. It is a massive country with a small population.
The situation of health awareness and facilities in Mongolia is about 30 years backwards. There are about 26,000 population in Khovd City. Maternal mortality is quoted as 75 deaths for every 100,000 livebirths. Based on unconfirmed data from the local doctor, many women are deprived of proper antenatal care. Many women are still giving birth at home or received inadequate medical assistance and facilities.