Rolwaling Health Care Centre

This means there is a building appropriate and ready for use as a new health centre and the community have an awareness of what such a centre can offer coupled with an enthusiasm for a new one to be established to help with their health needs

What Next?

​​The project is currently on hold due to the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal and resulting extensive damage in Beding village. If you would like to help us assist the villagers rebuild their homes please visit our Earthquake Appeal fundraising page or press the donate button below

The village had a previous health clinic founded in 2007 by an individual from Norway funded only by himself with no additional support. Unfortunately, the lack of sustainability to his plans meant the clinic only ran for several years before being forced to close sue to a lack of funding.

With 96 households and a population fluctuating between approximately 150-500 throughout the year, Beding village is the main settlement and autumn/winter home of the nomadic Rolwaling Valley people. This population is boosted during the trekking season as trekking guides, trekkers and porters pass through the village along the Great Himalayan Trail.

There is currently no access to health care within the village itself. Villagers and visitors must travel a day's walk to Simigoan for very basic health care needs or endure a very long one day's walk followed by a 10 hour bus journey down to Kathmandu for more thorough medical care.

Current Problems

  1. There is no health care available in the village. Villagers need to walk/be carried 1-2 days followed by a 10 hour bus journey to Kathmandu for medical care or attend a health post 1 days walk away staffed by a community health worker with very limited knowledge.
  2. There is currently no healthcare in the area for the school children at the school. They must walk 2 days to a health post which can treat their needs.
  3. NO health education in the village
  4. People having to make expensive trips to Kathmandu for conditions which could be treated in the village
  5. People unable to afford the trip to Kathmandu avoiding necessary medical treatment.
  6. Lack of health care discouraging people from staying in the village, jeopardising the cultural heritage of the area. 

What will the new clinic offer?

In reality, the clinic will not have the capacity to treat serious medical conditions and these will still need to receive treatment in Kathmandu. However, it can focus on preventative medicine and education to try to minimise the occurrence of serious illness such as effective first aid, dental hygiene, recognising infections in their early stages and so forth.

Services could include:

  • First aid
  • Health education
  • Childhood vaccinations
  • Prescriptions
  • Womens' Health
  • Treatment of illness where able
  • Triage of more serious conditions followed by referral to Kathmandu