The Nestling Trust

Village Health Clinic at Melung, Nepal

To bring basic health care to a remote mountain village in Nepal for the first time. Currently villagers have to travel considerable distances through difficult terrain to access care. (If we exceed our target we will be able to establish other clinics in similarly remote areas)

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1154431)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,200

Amount raised

£15,077

Donations

50

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Dolakha is a mountainous region of Nepal where remote villages were devastated by the earthquake in 2015. Thousands of people live in villages where there is no health care at all, and people have to carry patients on their backs trekking for many hours to reach medical care

    — Sue Hamblin

  • 'We are very proud to work with the Nestling Trust, UK. It understands the importance of and seeks good coordination with the different stakeholders and cooperation of the community .... to strengthen the health and education system in remote villages, especially for destitute women and children'

    — Kama ThapaKshetri President of 'Social Transformation Nepal' (SITARA)

  • 'We honour the Nestling Trust for the invaluable support to enhance the accessibility for health service in the remote area of this area health post ..... for the vulnerable, marginalised (sic) and back warded people of (this) remote area'

    — Rupesh Chapagain Area Health Post Nambdu

  • Dolakha is a mountainous region of Nepal where remote villages were devastated by the earthquake in 2015. Thousands of people live in villages where there is no health care at all, and people have to carry patients on their backs trekking for many hours to reach medical care

    — Sue Hamblin

  • 'We are very proud to work with the Nestling Trust, UK. It understands the importance of and seeks good coordination with the different stakeholders and cooperation of the community .... to strengthen the health and education system in remote villages, especially for destitute women and children'

    — Kama ThapaKshetri President of 'Social Transformation Nepal' (SITARA)

  • 'We honour the Nestling Trust for the invaluable support to enhance the accessibility for health service in the remote area of this area health post ..... for the vulnerable, marginalised (sic) and back warded people of (this) remote area'

    — Rupesh Chapagain Area Health Post Nambdu

Situation

A child born in Nepal is ten times more likely to die within its first year of life compared to a child in the UK. Sick people living in this remote area of Nepal currently have to walk for many hours to access any health facility. Young children and expectant mothers are particularly vulnerable. The 2015 earthquake destroyed many of the basic facilities and much of the housing that existed previously.

Solution

Establishing and staffing a small health clinic in Melung will enable a poor disadvantaged population of approximately 5,000 people to access local health care for the first time - including immunisation against infectious diseases, wound care, treatment of acute illnesses, contraception, and antenatal and post natal care. Basic heath education covering areas such as hygiene, nutrition, sexual health and drug and alcohol use will also be provided to compliment the improvements to health care.