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Who we are

Sharing our skills, knowledge and resources with compassion

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Our Vision

Beautiful Hands brings people together with the skills, knowledge and resources to prevent the needless deaths and improve the lives of mothers and children in Laos, where maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world.

Our Mission

Infant and maternal mortality rates can be dramatically improved with relatively basic training, knowledge and equipment. We have significant experience and expertise, both practically and in education to achieve this result and to help make a difference in the lives of women and babies.

Our Core Values


Alison Dudgeon

Alison has extensive nursing and midwifery experience, practice and knowledge having worked in the UK NHS for over 30 years, personally delivering more than 5000 babies and specialising in the care of high-risk women and promotion of normal birth. She was a part-time volunteer faculty member at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, teaching basic emergency obstetric and newborn care in Liverpool, Kenya and Cambodia.
In 2017, Alison moved with her husband to work with the Swiss/French NGO, Service Fraternel d’Entraide in Laos. Alison is now a mother and child health advisor based in the southern province of Salavan at the provincial hospital.  She continues to practice midwifery and nursing while training staff in the hospital and rural health centres and contributes to Lao national health guidelines.

Ready for a mobile clinic
Arriving on Lao Airlines
Salavan Provincial Hospital
With student midwives in Salavan
Blankets and knitting for a new baby
With hospital director and donated ultrasound machines
Children in one of the rural villages

Our trustees


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