Healthcare

Healthcare
HHC provides primary health care to remote villages in the Dhading region in the Himalayas.
A volunteer doctor examines a patient

We got our start by providing basic medical care to remote villages during treks. We built on this experience to organize medical treks, establish permanent healthposts in the region, and train local healthworkers. Medical treks give villagers access to trained medical profssionals; healthposts provide a permanent presence essential to long-term health gains. Through these efforts, today HHC provides primary care, including prenatal care and treatment of infectious diseases, to over 13,000 people living in the villages of Tipling, Sherthung, Borang, Lapa and Jharlang. These villages are located in a remote region northwest of Kathmandu in the Dhading District, an area with a large lower-caste population trapped in the grinding poverty associated with subsistence farming.                                                                                                                                              In March 2004, HHC opened the Megh Bahadur Parajuli Community Hospital in the town of Ilam and modeled on a new approach to healthcare in Nepal. Currently it has been leased.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

All net proceeds from the handicraft sales are used to fund primary health care, medical and educational projects, giving to those involved in the production process a sense of pride that comes by helping and sustaining many others, in even greater need than themselves.