Project #8179

Healthcare & Opportunity in the Hidden Himalayas

by The Nepal Trust
Sep 25, 2012

'Little Doctors' graduate successfully.

Singing the Little Doctors song with their teacher
Singing the Little Doctors song with their teacher

This year the Nepal Trust has completed 3 Little Doctor programs successfully in the villages of Simikot, Bargaun and Yalbang to teach young school children the basics of health, sanitation, hygiene, family planning, first aid and the like. The classes have produced another 66 Little Doctors who have obtained valuable knowledge on how to live a healthier life and who will share their lessons learned with other family, and community members.

Also in Bargaun the construction of our Birthing Center has started and on October 1st a group of Nepal Trust
supporters and volunteers will arrive at Bargaun after an adventurous 2-week trek from Jumla district all the way up to Bargaun village, to help with the construction of the center.

Both projects, as well as the Torpa clinic have been visited by Global Giving USA representatives, who were very impressed with the work of Nepal Trust, and how the projects make a true difference to the lives of the Himalayan communities.

The core health program itself is progressing well and new batches of medicines have been sent to the clinics. On
request of the community we have added a skilled Community Medical Assistant (CMA) to the Sarkegad clinic in South Humla. Sarkegad is rapidly growing into an economical and social hub in the area and provision of trained health workers and medication is vital for the health conditions of this growing population. The CMA is supporting the clinic and government health workers by treating patients and keeps records of daily activities.

Little Doctors receiving their certificates.
Little Doctors receiving their certificates.
The class of 2012.
The class of 2012.

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Organization Information

The Nepal Trust

Location: Glasgow, Scotland - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Tony Sharpe
Elgin, Moray United Kingdom
$37,604 raised of $88,000 goal
392 donations
$50,396 to go
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