Access to health services is crucial for quality of life. We are reaching some of the most remote communities of the Himalaya with vital health services - with the key objective to improve maternal and child health
Outpatient health services provided in the past year, including thousands of immunisations for children and pregnant women
Remote health centres strengthened with better Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training to meet community health needs
Students received basic health education sessions at schools in the past year
Health services are extremely basic in the remote lower Solukhumbu, or Everest, so many health issues go unattended. Through our Nurses for Nepal project, in partnership with local organisation Action for Nepal, we’ve been working to improve the health of the people—particularly women and children—living in Waku and Chheskam wards in Solukhumbu.
Vital medical supplies and equipment have been provided to the community health centres most desperately lacking in support. Local healthcare workers have received crucial training in primary healthcare, maternal and child health, and emergency medical care.
Our nurses have attended mothers’ group meetings to share information around safe maternal and child healthcare practices, and have supported the local Female Community Health Volunteers.
They have also conducted health education sessions in the schools of Waku and Chheskam, covering topics such as handwashing, oral hygiene, menstrual hygiene, and changes in adolescence.
We rely heavily on the generosity of supporters to reach the most vulnerable people in the Himalaya. Thank you for your support to provide life-changing opportunities for remote communities