People attended by the health service in Waku
Females of reproductive age helped via Solukhumbu Women’s Health Project
Increase in understanding of contraception among health staff
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.
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