We believe that everyone, everywhere, deserves access to primary healthcare, especially people who live in the most remote communities in the world. PHASE Worldwide currently supports eight remote health posts in Bajura, Gorkha, Humla and Sindhupalchok. Communities living in these regions are often several days walk away from the nearest road. This can make accessing primary healthcare a real challenge.
Our health posts are manned by experienced nurses who deliver a range of primary healthcare services within their community. Good healthcare provides a foundation upon which we can begin to develop our integrated education and livelihoods programmes.
PHASE staff work alongside local government nurses to run these health posts. We fund medicines, equipment and staff, as well as provide mentoring from UK GPs who take part in our volunteering programme. Where needed, we also fund training from in-country specialists. The aim is to improve local government provision to the point where our support is no longer necessary, and the health post will be able to operate independently.
But there is still a lot of work to do. The Health First appeal is trying to take us one step closer to government–supported primary healthcare in Nepal. We aim to raise £3,000 over two weeks, which will contribute towards running our remote health posts. It’s a big fundraising target, so we have set up milestones to help us get there. We will be releasing updates to everyone who has donated, every time a milestone is reached.
By donating to this appeal, you will be supporting primary healthcare in communities where healthcare is absent. You will be helping us lay the foundations for future health, education and livelihoods programmes and grow communities that are empowered to help themselves and their neighbours. In all that we do, health comes first.