ACHIEVEMENTS since 2007
- Founding of SPHMN with the support of the local community and financial support from Italian GAV, Groupo Autonomo Voluntary. The clinic was registered with the Social Welfare Council and District Administration office in Kathmandu and following the appointment of three medical staff commenced operation. Ghandruk VDC provided a building for SPHMN as a base consisting of five rooms, enabling a laboratory and pathology service to be set up.
- Community pharmacy outlet established in a secure facility
- Continued employment of staff, doctor, nurse and laboratory assistant, offering 12 to 24 month contracts as funding allows
- Continue to successfully obtain ongoing annual donations to keep the clinic operating
- Treatment of over 3500 patients, peaking at 5000 – offering a free medical service
- Re purposed and extended an existing building for the establishment of a new facility. Repairs and maintenance to the building were carried out in 2011-2012. The project cost 1.5millionNPR, with World Expeditions contributing $6000 and SPHMN 50000NPR. Villagers contributed through free labour and monetary donations. The clinic continues to operate from this new facility.
- Installation of an ablution block at the clinic
- The consistent work and staffing of the clinic by SPHMN was recognised by the Nepalese Government and subsequently the clinic was upgraded from a sub-health post to a health post. The government now provides government medical staff in training to supplement the Sanjiwani staff.
- A local family provided a building within the village for use by SPHMN which was converted into the staff quarters.
- An incinerator was installed for the disposal of medical waste, supported by Geelong Grammar School
- SPHMN supports four local children with scholarships
- Since 2012 regular free dental clinics have been provided by an Australian volunteer dental team, including clinics held in the villages of Kliu and Chhomrong
- To date, two eye clinics have been run with a small number of patients sent to Pokhara for additional treatment at the Himalayan Eye Hospital
- Staff from our clinic and the worldwide Sanjiwani community supported those in need following the 2015 earthquake providing medical assistance and fundraising $
- 2017 – Initial set-up support to Chhomrong Sub Health post for the purchase of equipment and materials
Medical care provided includes:
- Patients are treated locally
- Diabetic and blood pressure can be checked on a regular basis
- Blood, urine, sputum and stools can be checked at the laboratory
- Pregnant women can have regular health checks and a delivery room is set-up at the clinic
- Tuberculosis is checked regularly
- Children’s health condition is checked regularly
- At home medical care is available for elderly people
- Regular dental and eye clinics are conducted, thanks to Australian volunteers
- Immunisation programs implemented
- A well-stocked pharmacy allows patients to purchase prescribed medicines
- Our community wide health education program has a positive impact on the overall health of the community