Ganesh Himal Medical project

In 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 our activities. 

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.

dokter Pim aan het werk 1993  maagproblemen, door pepers en Rakshi wachten op vaccinatie
Medical camp|Keronja in 1993

We wrote this 1996 and in 1997 the second health post was opened!, 

Our Goals:

Sub Healthpost keronja  Voor Renovatie klik hier voor grote fote en kies terug  De gerenoveerde Health Post foto Carla Kesteloo  
health post Keronja before and after  renovation

intake van patiënten  oogpatiënt  verbandmiddelen voor Keronja
health post  Keronja in service                                                                             Carla en Chris bringing bandages

Healthpost Gumda gebouwd in 1997  Healthpost bestuur  Anti aids campagne  
Gumda health post                                with board members                             anti aids-campaign