2018: TIMBU, HELAMBU
Over the month of May 2018, Health Partnership Nepal visited the town of Timbu, Helambu.
The region has a catchment area of 45,000 people, yet only has nine healthcare workers, none of whom are doctors. The majority of the population had never visited a doctor, and were excited to greet us.
Working in partnership with the municipality, HPN delivered surgical and medical expertise to patients, from joint injections for arthritic patients, to minor operations under local anaesthetic. More complex medica and sugical referrals were provided by our partner, Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu.
Education programmes ran throughout the course of the visit. This included:
Basic Life Support (adapted from Resuscitation Council UK guidelines)
Women and Children's Health
Hygiene and Infection Control
This was delivered to the local healthcare workers, children aged 15-18 in local schools, and even the mayor of the district himself.
The female population who visited our health post also received education about menstrual hygiene, and were given a Freedom Pack, containing reusable sanitary equipment.