Weʼre raising £3,000 to provide medical equipment for a clinic in rural Nepal
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We (Anna Jolly and Gwenan Evans, both acupuncturists and members of the British Acupuncture Council) are going out to Sindupalchok district in Nepal in March/April 2020 to help establish an acupuncture clinic at a rural health centre which serves several mountain villages in an area around 60 kilometres north of Kathmandu. Sindupalchok was the worst hit area in Nepal with the highest death rates caused by the devastating earthquake in 2015. They are gradually rebuilding their lives and services for the scattered community. The Palchok Health Post in Helambhu-6 village is run by the amazing Tamang Sancha, who goes out of his way to provide health care in this remote and poor region.
We will be taking out both acupuncture supplies (needles, moxa, gua sha and cupping tools) and general medical supplies that Sancha has asked for such as bandages and dressings, foetal heart monitors etc.
All the money we raise will go towards equipping the clinic, so that we can provide as many supplies as possible and allow us to buy basic equipment such as treatment couches.
This is a community which is very familiar with hardship and which is striving to rebuild itself after the devastation wrought by the earthquake 4 years ago. The immediate phase when international attention was focused on the region, and aid poured in, is long gone, and they are now trying to establish an infrastructure which will improve the healthcare of the population on a sustainable ongoing basis.
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Nicky and Chris Boothby
Dec 5, 2019
Wishing you the best of luck from us both. You're doing something really worthwhile. Warm wishes, Nicky and Chris.
Nov 30, 2019
Hope this helps a bit!!!
Nov 13, 2019
Sounds like a great project, Gwenan and an amazing trip! I hope it goes very well. Love Ros
Nov 9, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
Gwenan, what a wonderful project. Good luck and hope it all goes well.
Dewi Llwyd Evans
Oct 1, 2019
Pob lwc chwaer mawr you're all awesome xx
Sep 24, 2019
Well done to you both - a small contribution from me (and my mum)
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