HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY NEPAL (HDSN):
We need your help to fund the next three field missions for the tireless doctors of HDSN: 1) Rebuilding a destroyed Health Clinic and providing health care to the people in the area. 2) Continued funding for Dental/Medical camps as described above and 3) Train local medical staff in remote villages in simple dental procedures as the poor population cannot afford to travel long distances to see a dentist. The requested amount for these three projects is $17,000.
To support this project, please consider making a donation.
WHN is proud to have partnered with Dr. Kiran Raj Awashi and Dr. Bijay Tamang. This highly effective organization has received three grants from WHN. Kiran is a brilliant and charismatic leader with three masters degrees as well as being a qualified dentist. He also designed a shelter that won an award in Nepal and he is using them to set up dental and medical clinics in remote areas of the earthquake zone.
Kiran and Bijay’s well trained team head out on one to two day missions to remote villages providing free dental care, acupuncture, child psychotherapy and first aid training. Where appropriate they leave behind one of the shelters which can be used as a medical clinic or provide extra space for beds and patients. Recently while in Kathmandu we headed out on one of HDSN’s missions. A 6-hour drive brought us to Garambesi, a remote village in Lamjung district in the earthquake zone. The team of 18 volunteers treated 205 dental patients with extractions or fillings, administered 97 acupuncture treatments, set up 2 of the medical shelters, trained 23 teachers in First Aid and held a psychotherapy camp for the children. The price tag for the medical services provided was $700, about the cost of one extraction in the United States.
Details on HDSN's recent projects with We Help Nepal:
HEALTH CAMP – DENTAL, MEDICAL, AND SO MUCH MORE
HDSN MEDICAL CAMP IN SINDUPALCHOWK
HDSN WIN "HACK THE QUAKE" CONTEST WITH TRANSITIONAL SHELTER MODULE
HDSN ORGANIZES DENTAL CAMP FOR LANGTANG REFUGEES
HDSN TESTS NEW SHELTER PROTOTYPE FOR HEALTH CLINICS
HDSN SHIFTING FROM SANITATION TO SHELTER
DR KIRAN AWASTHI ON PREVENTING A 2ND DISASTER
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, with very little reaching the people that actually need it. Ensure that your contributions reach those in need.
Read #WeHelpNepal's funding criteria and mission.
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