GHUNSA – School and Health Post

CAN built the school and toilets and is now about to build two additional class rooms. CAN purchased the school land and land for the kitchen garden and provided the school water supply. CAN has begun a new Health Post building with the cutting and drying of timber. These were CAN’s first projects built in 1995/6.

CAN funds six teachers, stationery, teaching material and library books. It financed the raising of the school status to secondary level.

CAN funds two nurses, one helper, medicines and equipment. CAN also promotes health education, first aid training and provides worming treatment. A recent Health Camp was run during which 1297 patients were seen over three days.

In October 2011 the newly refurbished and extended Health Post with an integrated minor surgery room was opened. CAN nurses will now be able to offer an improved health care service to the local community. The photo shows the official opening day. The re-building was generously supported by Dr. Barbara Rushton’s fundraising group. Barbara is a previous CAN medical volunteer in Nepal and was a guest of honour along with other fundraisers. Sarah Mulliner explains more “A large crowd gathered to see Dr. Barbara cut the ribbon and we all trooped into the courtyard for a day of speeches and dancing.

A gallery of photos from the opening of the new Health Post in 2011 supported by ‘The Rushton Group’ can be seen below. Click on an image to scroll through the photos.

Ghunsa (Kerung) Health Post Report 2011 – 2012  click here to view a report (pdf) from CAN  nurses which details patient numbers and treatments given during this year.

CAN has provided support for training in kitchen garden development and fruit cultivation. It has also supported ‘lead farmer’ training and a ‘group formation and mobilisation’ programme.

 

 

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