SUPPORTING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF NEPAL
SUPPORTING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF NEPAL

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Health

Health training to local volunteers

The training of local volunteers to improve basic health provision to the remote mountain communities where we work is a core part of the Himalayan Trust UK’s work. Forty-seven-year old Pampha is a Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) in Taplejung, and during the COVID-19 crisis, she is playing a key role in her community. With...
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Support the mountain people through COVID-19

All over the world, families are sharing similar worries: what will we do if one of us shows symptoms? What’s going to happen to our children’s education? Will we be able to get the groceries we need this week? Those same worries exists in Nepal … We’re adapting our health and education programmes to help...
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Lunchboxes – A Solution to a Problem

We may not have the fondest memories of our school lunches when we were children.  I suspect, however, that they were more important to the rhythm of our day than we remember.  When a group of Trustees travelled to the Taplejung District of Nepal in 2018, a number of the schools we visited asked if...
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Facilitating girls’ attendance at schools

Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to a hut or shed when they have their periods, is common in Nepal, particularly in the remote areas. In some parts of Nepal people believe they will be punished by God if women enter the home during menstruation. Although chhaupadi was banned by the Supreme Court in...
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Further progress with the Yamphudin Health Post Project

Our health programme aims to transform community health in the Taplejung region, a remote and very poor part of North East Nepal. There has been significant maternal mortality over the years in the region, due partly to the lack of a birthing centre with a trained midwife and the village’s remoteness from the hospital in...
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Health scholarships for female Community Health Volunteers from Yamphudin

Two married Female Community Health Volunteers from Yamphudin village have been sponsored for training, one as an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and the other as a Community Medical Assistant. They are bonded to return to the Yamphudin Health Post and Birthing Centre for three years. They finish their training this month, although the results will take...
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Yamphudin Health Post with a Birthing Centre

There has been major progress on this. The new Health Post and Birthing Centre is now built beyond window sill level and the roof structure is being prepared. We started work on developing a health programme in Taplejung about 5 years ago in 2013, led by two very experienced Trustees with medical backgrounds, Dr Debbie Bartley...
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Pilot Uterine Prolapse health camp in Yamphudin

During our baseline assessment Female Community Health Volunteers and the District Medical Officer both highlighted genital prolapse as an issue and asked us to help. Uterine Prolapse can be extremely debilitating socially and medically for village women. It remains a largely hidden problem although it affects all age groups, from young women to old. We organised...
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UK health professionals and teachers visiting schools and clinics in Nepal

A group of retired teachers and health professionals have travelled out to Nepal together with some of our Trustees in April 2018 to visit the schools and clinics we help support. Their findings and feedback will be used to further plan our strategies The group has taken collection of a Midwifery Aid Box that our Health...
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First aid training courses for teachers in five different villages

The HTUK committed to this worthwhile project even before our wider health strategy was put into place. Our first-aid course aimed at improving teachers’ ability to administer first-aid to those in their care ran alongside our needs assessment and implementation programmes as a key priority in the region. During 2015 to 2017, we successfully ran...
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How Your Support Can Help

The communities of Taplejung will appreciate any support you feel able to give.

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£20 will support
£50 will support
£100 will support
£1,000+ will support
  • Warm blanket for mother and baby
  • Foot suction pump to clear babies’ breathing
  • 25 Reading books
  • Stationery for one child for a year
  • Stretcher
  • Nebuliser to help breathing
  • Classroom furniture set for 3
  • Week of teacher training
  • Emergency transport for 2 patients
  • An additional teacher for 2 weeks
  • Equipment for a birthing centre including delivery bed, post natal care bed and oxygen supply
  • 2 school laptops
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