Women's Health Clinic in Rural Nepal

Apr 22, 2013

A new clinic is in the making


We are starting a new clinic. Well, it's not a totally new clinic, it's more of an expansion of an existing one. Right now in the town of Madavbesi, which is the nearest town to our farming project known as "Her Farm" (see also on GlobalGiving) a local NGO has a small clinic. Started with some USAID funding the clinic targets sex trade workers for HIV screening, STD screening and counseling services. As Madavbesi is on the main East-West highway that links India and Nepal, there's a fair amount of sex workers in this area. Drivers stop for the night in small lodges along the highway where the working girls practice their trade, a trade that for most is an economic necessity, not a real choice of lifestyle. Needless to say, these places are ripe for the spread of STD's and HIV, which lead to the establishment of the clinic. 

The Mountain Fund is now a partner with this clinic to expand the services offered to include complete medical care for women, not just screening for STD and HIV but full-service health care for the women who visit the clinic. We are investing in an expanded supply of both equipment and medicines needed to offer full health care for women. A hospital in Kathmandu has also agreed to send an OBGYN specialist to the clinic once a week. Hope to have some photos for you soon. Meanwhile I am attaching a photo taken from in front of a show and a lodge in Madavbesi. 


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