An estimated 30,000 villagers living within a 3-mile radius of Bhawanee, Nepal have had little or no access to basic healthcare. A two-story clinic in Bhawanee sat empty for nearly five years, but has now been re-opened to provide basic medical and obstetric care. Already, we have found that patients are coming very long distances to get to the clinic, and that we still need more space, equipment and medical supplies for treating pregnant women.
Children's Medical Aid Foundation (CMAF) is raising funds to help complete the construction of Chisang Clinic and to purchase medical equipment and other supplies needed to expand expand capacity for general healthcare and maternal/child health services for rural people of mixed castes, tribes and ethnic affiliations. We have launched Well Baby and Well Child programs, and an Outreach program to serve more families in outlying areas.
The long-term impact of reopening the Chisang Clinic will be the enhancement of the health and safety for thousands of currently unserved, indigent families in rural Nepal. These families will again have access to basic healthcare education, screenings and treatment, including inoculations for children, prenatal care for women, nutrition counseling, and HIV/AIDS education - all of which saves lives and improves quality of life and overall community health.