Ganesh Himal Medical project
1993, we started a medical project and Sponsortrek in the beautiful
area of Ganesh Himal.
At the request of the locals, we made a camp in Keronja and provided
medical aid for three weeks. Pim Heemskerk stayed
until December and provided medical aid in different parts of the area.
The trekking group that accompanied us continued their trek to
Betrawati and Jaisuli Paldor Base camp. They were so satisfied about
the trek organized by Island
Trekking and our medical aid projects that we decided to continue
Together with Save the Children U.S. a plan was made to build a health post in Keronja
and this was opened in May 1995.
We acknowledge the voluntary help of Tendy Sherpa of Iceland trekking who
build the health post which took only 3 months.
The building is 6 by 12 meters (18 by 36 feet), has a toilet and shower and
only costed US $4000, a very low price, even in Nepal.
We can now supply medical aid to about 10000 Gurungs, one of many tribes in Nepal.
Also, we regularly supply medicines to the Health post of Laprak, Uhia, Gumda and Keronja
and organize "medical camps" in the area. The participating doctors and nurses are, like us,
volunteers and do not get paid for work or travel.
Medical camp|Keronja in 1993
We wrote this 1996 and in 1997 the second health post was opened!,
- To improve the medical service in the Ganesh Himal between Gumda Ulchuk and Keronja.
- Bringing more hygienic circumstances by building water taps and toilets in the village and near the school
- To provide clean drinking water, a water collection tank was build in 1998
- To provide enough medicine, as the Nepali Government does not give enough medicines
health post Keronja before and after renovation
health post Keronja in service
Carla en Chris bringing bandages
Gumda health post
with board members