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News and Events : Archive : 2010 A.D.

Welcoming Participants

Mr. Ian Adie and Mr. Doug Grubert with their 12 students from Rockhampton School, Australia are visiting Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal and doing the plastering work for staff quarters at the end of this November. According to the school's teacher in-charge Doug Grubert, the students are visiting different location in the village and also support the medical center.


Welcoming Participants

Kushudebu heartily welcome Ms. Ian Adie and Mr. Doug Grubert, the teacher in-charges of Rockhampton School, and the students of the visit. We believe that this visit will be a step toward making good relationship between Kushudebu and Rockhampton School. The group is also scheduled to trek to Amadavlam base camp of Everest region.


Medical Center Building After Plaster and Painting

Medical Center Building After Plaster and Painting

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Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal (KPHMN) is planning to construct Rest Room with shower at the Medical Center. As current Rest Room is located bit far from Medical Center, Staffs of Medical Center are getting difficulties in using Rest Room. So on the request of the Staffs of Medical Center KPHMN has decided to build new Rest Room at the Center itself. KPHMN expect to have donation from the donors for this construction work. So KPHMN would like to request all the interested persons to contact at the address given below or mail at info@kushudebu.org.np or kushudebu2005@yahoo.com.

Similarly, in another phase KPHMN is going to build Sitting Room and Birth Center at Medical Center. As lots to patient in the Center comes from far villages KPHMN believe that Sitting Room for those patient will be great relief for them and I will also help to improve the quality of the treatment as well as make treatment easy. Similarly Birth Center will help to improve the quality of maternity cure. We believe that Birth Center will help in providing secure baby delivery process as well as proper cure of baby and mother which will help to decrease the maternity death rate of the village.

So KPHMN would humbly request for your kind help in these projects and also like to request to contact in following address for more details.

Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal
Chhetrapati-16, Paknajol Marga
G.P.O. Box 13418
Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel.: +977-1-4253929
Moblie : +977-9851110598
e-mail: info@kushudebu.org.np, kushudebu2005@yahoo.com



Participant of Project

Welcoming Participant of Project

Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal had completed its 2nd phase of incinerator project with the help of world expeditions along with 13 participants from Australia and England. Due to the bad weather group flew to Jumbesi by helicopter and trek to Phongmoche Monastery. The group was been warmly welcomed by head lama, local school children and local carpenter followed by the dance program of local children. The 2nd phase incinerator program at Phongmoche Monastery has been completed after the 2 full days’ work. At the end of the project, in a closing ceremony head lama thanked the group for their help and co-operation and also greet for the safe journey by honoring them with white scarf. Due to disturbance of bad weather, the group have to work hard for 2 days and the group completed their journey to Tengboche Monastery.


Welcome Program

Welcome Program

Kushudebu Public Health Mission, Phongmoche Monastery Team and School would like to thank all the participants for their valuable contributions and hopes that these kinds of projects will help us to minimize the garbage and good education for the students and for the locals in the area.


Construction work at site

Construction work at site

Incinerator after construction

Closing ceremony

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Participant of Incinerator Installation Project

With the participation of Kushudebu Public Health Mission, World Expeditions, Dr Beau Beza and 14 postgraduate and undergraduate students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (in Australia) the first phase incinerator works has been completed. This work was conducted at Phungmoche Monastery in August/September 2010.


Welcoming The Participant of Incinerator Installation Project

Welcoming The Participant of Incinerator Installation Project

The group flew to Phaplu on the 30th August from Kathmandu. Unfortunately, the weather was not very good but luckily we were able to fly out on our scheduled day. Please note that there were no flights out of Kathmandu four days prior to our departure and once we left it was another four days before the next flight was able to land at Phaplu; we had luck on our side!


Construction work at Incinerator Installation Project

Construction work at Incinerator Installation Project

When we arrived at Phungmoche all the monks and its students were line up with Katas (a white or yellow good luck scarf) to give us all a worm welcome. His Holliness Lama Ngawang Jimba led the monks and students that greeted us. For two days we worked constructing the incinerator and building a new toilet facility for the monastery (the money for the toilet facility was donated by the HallBeza family). The weather during this time was not very good but the university students were really keen to work and even when it pored they kept going!


Construction work at Incinerator Installation Project

Construction work at Incinerator Installation Project

Besides the incinerator and toilet project the students had class work and research to conduct; they’re enrolled in an International Community Development subject in which they worked on one of four projects requested by the Junbesi community. These projects included a reforestation project and nursery, waste facility development, green house design and a toilet facility design/build project for the Junbesi Secondary School. These university students met with the Head Master of Phungmoche Monastery and Buddhist School, the lead carpenter working on the incinerator and various other community members of Junbesi and the surrounding villages; the students learned a lot and it was a great trip.


Construction work at Incinerator Installation Project

Construction work at Incinerator Installation Project

The Junbesi Valley community would like to thank all the participants for helping with these projects and we hope to continue relations with them. We look forward to working on future projects together.


Enteratining at a Function

Incinerator Installation Project

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Vaccination Program

Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal has organized Vaccination Program at Beny Village as well as other surrounding villages. Health check up of children and mothers has been done in the camp. The program is focused to decrease the death rate of child and mother in the village.


Vaccination Program

Vaccination Program

Vaccination Program

Vaccination Program


Participants of Training Program

Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal has initiated the program of Health Education. The session of Health Education for Monks and Children has been organized at Serlo Monastery. The Head Monk and other Monks appreciated the training program and said that the training is very useful and will help to uplift the health of the people.


During Training Program for Monks

During Training Program for Monks

During Training Program for Monks

During Training Program for Monks

Healthe Education Program For Children

Healthe Education Program For Children

Healthe Education Program For Children

Healthe Education Program For Children

Healthe Education Program For Children


Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

Kusudebu Public Health Mission Nepal is going to organize a five days training program on primary health care from 24th August, 2010 to 29th August, 2010. Total 24 local men and women are participating in this training program and it was supposed that the trainees will be capable of giving the services of primary health care in absence of the medical Doctor.


Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

The necessary arrangement of the training programming is being carried out. Likewise the necessary book and equipment are brought from Kathmandu.


Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

The training will be very useful to the locals and it is also planned to distribute the certificates to the participants at the end of the program.


Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

The detail course covered in the training is as follows,

  1. What is first Aid & who gives first Aid, when is provide first Aid
  2. Drawing.
  3. Fracture and first aid
  4. Transfer.
  5. Shock, electrical shock./Vital Sign with Practical read thermometer.
  6. Wound and types of wound
  7. Dog Bite and first Aid
  8. Hemorrhage and first aid/epitasis
  9. Introduction of Lab test& X-Ray
  10. Water and Sanitation./Latrine and type and use
  11. Bandage and how to do bandage/Practical Class
  12. Snake Bite and First Aid
  13. Eye Anatomy and Foreign body at eye and first Aid
  14. Whole discussion

Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

Certificate Distrubution Function of Training Program

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Packing Goods for Staff Quarter

Goods Ready to bring to Staff Quarter

Goods being brought to Staff Quarter

Goods being brought to Staff Quarter

Kushudebu Public Health Mission is to run the Staff Quarter from this September. The necessary preparation for the Staff Quarter is being carried out like wise necessary equipments and stuffs are being brought.


Inauguration of Staff Quarter

Newly built Staff Bed-Room

Newly built Staff Bed-Room

Inauguration of Staff Quarter

The inauguration of the Staff Quarter is going to be held according to the Buddhist ritual. The religious worship is going to be performed by the local “Lama” like wise inauguration by the “Head Lama“ and “District Public Health Officer” jointly on the occasion.


Tea Program during Inauguration of Staff Quarter

Tea Program during Inauguration of Staff Quarter

Newly built Kitchen

Newly built Kitchen

For continuous service of medical facilities at medical center, Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal had published an advertisement for vacant post of general medicine in the news papers and selected Mr. Marichman Shrestha as the new general medicine for the health post. He is going to join the health post from 1st Sept 2010, likewise the local nurse Ms. Sarkini Lama has been appointed as a management person. She will take all the responsibility of management at the medical center.


New Medical Team


Visit of Jeema Keeves

Jemma Keeves, a Graduated Physiotherapist from Perth, Australia, is very interested in KPHMN. She would love to have opportunity to volunteer her time and services as a physiotherapist to help KPHMN. As a physiotherapist she is assisting KPHMN by treating respiratory and cardiac patients, education for pregnant women and women who have just given birth, treatments of soft tissue injuries, rehabilitation and many more other patients. She will be very happy to conduct education sessions for nurses and other health professionals. She is staying there for one month helping KPHMN. We would like to thank Dr Sally Nobbs of Wilderness School and Jeema Keeves for her kind thoughts and looking forward to meet her in Nepal. Besides these she is also going donate some equipment to KPHMN medical center.


Visit of Jeema Keeves

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Mr. Ian Adie and Mr. Doug Grubert with their 12 students from Rockhampton School,Australia are visiting Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal at the end of this November. According to the school's teacher in-charge Doug Grubert, the students are visiting different location in the village and also support the medical center.

Kushudebu heartily welcome Ms. Ian Adie and Mr. Doug Grubert, the teacher in-charges of Rockhampton School, and the students of the visit. We believe that this visit will be a step toward making good relationship between Kushudebu and Rockhampton School. The group is also scheduled to trek to Amadavlam base camp of Everest region.


With the participation of Kushudebu Public Health Mission, World Expeditions and Dr Beau Beza (of Melbourne University Australia), the Incinerator Installation Project is going to be executed in Solukhumbu. The first phase will take place in Phunmoche Monastery where two incinerators are planned to be installed during September and October. Likewise in coming November 2010 and April 2011, incinerators are to be constructed at Takshindu Monastery and Chiwang Monastery.

The Project will help to keep the surroundings of the Monasteries clean and tidy by properly disposing wastage, providing a healthier environment. As well, the ash from the incinerator can be used as fertilizer in the fields. The Project has also planned a program for educating locals of the Solukhumbu regarding waste disposal. We would like to request the cooperation and help of the entire local community in making this Project a success.

Ang Tshering Sherpa
President
Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal


Takshindu Monastery

Takshindu Monastery

Old rubbish pit near the Monastery

Location of Incinerator Project and Head Monk

Location Incinerator Project

Chiwang Monastery

Ang Gelu Sherpa collecting information from Head Monk about the Monastery

Location Incinerator Project

Location of Incinerator Project and Head Monk

The preparation of Incinerator project that is going to be held on August and October 2010 is going on. The locals are arranging the necessary materials that can be found locally like sand, similarly other construction materials including cement, concrete are planned to be brought from Kathmandu and Head Carpenter also have placed order for these necessary construction materials.


Locals arranging sand

Local carrying sand

Pangkarma Village

Head Carpenter shopping for necessary Materials

Door of Incinerator

Door of Incinerator

The chairman Mr Ang Tshering Sherpa of Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal, recently visited the medical centre after completing his trek with World Expeditions. During his visit, he interacted with locals, participated in the staff meeting and visited his relatives. He also consulted with the Head Lama and Principal of the Buddhist School regarding the incinerator project of Phunmoche Monastery, and made the planning for the community project to be held in August and October by World Expeditions.

With the help of the Travel Doctor and Wilderness School Adelaide, the construction work of the Kushudebu staff quarters are been completed. Kushudebu anticipates the staff quarters will be in use within the month.

Completed Work

  1. Completion of tiling of Ground floor
  2. Four of the rooms as well as kitchen and dining in top floor are been constructed
  3. Electric line and water supply been installed
  4. The wall of staff quarter has been constructed on ground

Completed Tiling on the floor

Newly constructed room at top floor

Newly constructed wall

Likewise the wood required for the furniture has been purchased by the locals for the following:

  1. Each staff room furnished with bed and furniture
  2. Furniture for kitchen and dining room
  3. Cupboards have been built for each rooms
  4. Staff quarter compound has been gardened with different plants
  5. The damaged wall of the old building has been renovated

Rooms furnished by bed and furniture

Local carpenters on the site

Plastering the walls

Renovated wall of the buliding

Planting Tree in the garden

We would like to thank all the donors for their great help and support in the development of the medical centre. We look forward to their continuous support and assistance.

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With the support from Service Manager Mr. Sean Mc Peak of Tamara Hunt from Signostics Company, the Medical Center now is being facilitated with Ultrasound Machine. The machine was handed over to the President of KPHM Nepal, Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, by the student of Wilderness School, Ms Isabella, on the behalf of the company in the program held in the Radisson Hotel. The program was participated by 31 participants including Dr. Sally Nods and other students and parents from the Wilderness School.


Ang and Isabella in Radisson

The team of Wilderness School with Dr. Sally Nods and her friend Mr. Charles had come to Nepal for the Trekking in Annapurna. The team was lead by Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa with Dr. Sally Nobs and similarly, Mr. Rishi and Mr. Tashi participated in the trekking as the support team. The Trekking was successfully completed.


Ang with all students and old scholars at Radisson

KPHMN would like to thank all the family of Wilderness School including students, parents, principal and teachers, for their great help and support for the development medical center of rural places of Nepal. And we would be looking for the further continuous help and support from you.


Kushudebu Public Health Mission with the financial support by 16 group members has started the construction of Staff quarter through the World Expedition Program 2010 and construction will be expected to be completed within a month.


World Expedition 2010

Participant of World Expedition 2010

Mr. Ang Tsering Sherpa, President of Kushudebu public health mission leaded the trackers of 16 members. Initially the journey became very challenging as all the flights to Phaplu was cancelled due to scheduled maintenance of radar at Trivuban International airport at Kathmandu. So we planned our journey to Medical center by bus. The route was planned from Kathmandu to Ramechhap then to Phaplu and finally Medical center. As Ramechhapa is undeveloped rural place, there is no any good facility of lodging and fooding. But we should be very thankful to our guest that they did not made any complain instead they were very happy and enjoying the adventure. After this unforgettable journey to Ramechhapa, next day we took flight to Phalpu and reached to Medical center.


Photo from welcome ceremony

Photo from welcome ceremony

Local people welcoming guests with Sherpa Song

The welcome program was organized by the local villager on the next day. And in next 3 days 16 group members had participated in different construction including walling the compound, tiling the floor, painting the ceiling and walls. We on the behalf of Kushudebu Public health Mission Nepal would like to thank all the group members and travel doctors for their help and participation the development of Medical Center.


Preparing ground floor of the Staff Quarter for tiling

Painting sealing and wall of the top floor of Staff quarter

Building the compound wall of Staff quarter

Floor of the Staff Quarter being filled with stone for tiling

On the final day a Farewell dinner program was organized on the honor of the travel doctor and during the program the help of the travel doctors was appreciated with the letter of appreciation.


Chief Lama from Serlo Monstery, thanking the group by offering Khada(White scarf) during the tea program at Serlo Monastery

Honoring guests by appreciation letter during Farewell Dinner

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Kushudebu has appointed Miss Sarkini Lama, a local resident of Solukhumbu, as a New Nurse for the vacant post of Nurse at the Medical Center. The post is vacant as the current Nurse Miss Bimala Rai got as opportunity for the higher education in London for two years. She got admitted in Citic Collage, London for the study of Community Health Management. We, KPHMN Family would like to wish her for her success in the future.


We are very happy to announce our new service of Ultrasound at the Medical Center. With the Initiation of Dr. Sally Nodds and her friend Mr. Charles, Medical center is being facilitated with Ultrasound Machine by the Service Manager Mr. Sean Mc Peake of Tamara Hunt from Signostics Company. We think these kinds of help and suggestion will play vital role in the field of development of Medical services in the rural places of Nepal. On the behalf of all the people of Solukhumbu, We KPHMN family would like to express our heartily thanks to Mr. Sean Mc Peake, Dr. Sally Nodds, Mr. Charles and all the family of Signostics Company. And we look forward for continuous help and suggestion from you.

The details of the company is as follows

Sean McPeake AMS
Clinical Services Manager
signostics
Ph +61 (0)8 8152 9430
Fax +61 (0)8 8152 9449
Mobile +61413090465
PO Box 736 Torrensville SA 5031
Lot 1, 40-46 West Thebarton Road
Thebarton SA 5031 Australia
www.signosticsmedical.com


Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal is going to conduct "T.B." screening program at the medical centre at the end of February 2010. This programme is going to be advertised through local fm radio. The program include following medical test,

  1. Chest x-ray.
  2. Sputum test for AFB.
  3. Mantoux test.

Below is the detail report of our hospital from7-Aug-2009 to 11- January- 2010,regarding patient flow & treatment. The report reposted by Dr. Ashwani Sinha from Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal is as follows,

  1. Total number of patient treated in hospital - 1001( in which)
  2. Total number of Follow up patient - 251
  3. Total number of Emergency Cases - 30

Details of different diseases treated are as follow,

S. No.DiseasesNo of Cases
1.Pneumonia5 cases
2.Cut Injury10 cases
3.Liver Cirrhosis1 cases
4.COPD4 cases
5.PneuDiarrhoea with Hypovolemiamonia7 cases
6.Hypertention2 cases
7.CVA1 cases

Note; Patient with Liver Cirrhosis & CVA was referred from our centre, to higher centre for further INV. & Treatment in Ktm ,where they passed away under going treatment

Most of the cases landed to our centre are as follow,

S. No.DiseasesNo of Cases
1.Hypertension136 cases
2.Acid Peptic disease110 cases
3.Air Res.Tract Infection98 cases
4.Diarrhoea70 cases
5.COPD65 cases
6.Tonsilitis55 cases
7.Pneumonia35 cases
8.Otitis Media20 cases

Most of the patients coming to our centre are from different places of the solukhumbu that takes an hour or even more. The details of the places and corresponding time taken are as follow,

S. No.LocationTime need to walk
1.Vakanjay8 Hrs
2.Taksindo5 to 6 Hrs
3.Thouptencholing1 Hrs
4.Tamakhani4 to 5 Hrs
5.Lamjura3 to 4 hrs
6.Taktor1 hrs
7.Mapung1/2 Hrs
8.Phukmucha1 and 1/2 Hrs
9.Pangkarma1 hrs
10.Salabesi1 hrs
11.MapuKhamjeng1 Hrs


With financial support from the travel doctor, Kushudebu Public Health Mission has made necessary arrangement for the construction of interior of the staff quarter building. The necessary wood for the construction will be arranged from the local community forest where as tiles, cement and other necessary materials are planned to import from Kathmandu.

We would like to thank all the doctors and world expedition party who have provided us the financial support for the construction work and also like to thank the entire participants who are coming to Nepal for participating in the world expedition community project 2010 on April.

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For continuous service of lab and x-ray facilities at health post, Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal had published an advertisement for vacant post of lab and X-ray technician in different news papers on 15th of November 2009 and selected Mr. Bes Raj Adhikari as the new lab and X-ray technician for the health post. He is going to join the health post from 1st of December 2009.


New lab and x-ray operator Mr besraj khanal working at medical center

We wish to thank the many people who have contributed significant monies for the purchase of the items of equipment and particular appreciation to World Expeditions and the participants who contributed their time undertaking three (3) "Community Projects" conducted during the year.

In the year 2010 world expedition is organising trip to Kushudebu Public Health mission. Participants will spend three days constructing the staff quarters which will result in the facility offering a much needed 24 hour service. On completion of the project work, participants will take a fully supported camping based trek into the Everest region to Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche to experience the most stunning mountain scenery on earth.

We look forward to meeting and working with our World Expeditions Community Project visitors in April 2010.


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