Department of Paediatric Surgery

Health Partnership Nepal

Level 5, Lanesborough Wing

St. George's Hospital

London

SW17 0QT

Charity Registration No. 1134185

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.