Access to health care in Humla

Simikot - Nepal

Humla’s life expectancy rate is below Nepal’s average, only 58 years old being its Human Development Index (HDI) only 0,37. 

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    94%raised
    • Nicequest clients 5.651€
  • Direct beneficiaries 3.225

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 50.000

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Health Us Nepal

Budget

  • Materials 3.000€
  • Staff 3.000€
  • Total 6.000€
6.000€

Description

In order to provide access to basic health services to the population and improve their living conditions, Healt Us Nepal created a Medical center in Simikot , a village in the middle of the Himalayas. It is a very impoverished area, so remote and abrupt. There are no roads. Usual access is by aeroplane,   when the weather allows it or 5 journeys walking. 

A doctor, a nurse and a pharmacy assistant, carries out consultations in the center, but also visits at home those who cannot reach the center. In addition, they run health actions in remote villages to prevent diseases from becoming complicated, such as antiparasitic treatments and children vaccinations.

Through the Pharmacy it is possible to universalizing access to medicines and accompanying the patients through all the treatment and administrating good quality meds. And the medical center allows to complement the public health center, and give basic treatments, track patients and diseases, and promote hygienic habits focusing in younger generations. The NGO subsidizes between 40 and 50% of the price of the medicine. Diagnostic and medical support work is always free.

Activities

  • Buy medicines and medical supplies
  • Attend medical visits
  • Treat minor and major diseases
  • Attend childbirths
  • Educate on healthy habits
  • Promote vaccination campaigns and hygienic habits 
  • Upskilling program for local health professionals

Who will benefit?

More than 2,500 people, mostly children and women, will benefit directly.  Since the Medical center have been open 15-20 patients per day are attended in average

Project objectives

Assess in treatments and made medicines affordable for all Humla’s population

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