Better health care in Gorkha district
Amppipal in Gorkha district was badly affected by the earthquakes of 2015. The community health post was totally destroyed. It is meant to serve over 4,000 people as the first place for health care locally. The nearest hospital is a long walk away over the hills.
Our partner organisation, Asal Chhimekee Nepal [ACN], offered to build a new health post and INF/UK agreed to raise the funds to cover the cost of building it. That's where you came in. You gave generously to help the community of Amppipal get a bigger and better health post than they had before the earthquake.
The local people were totally committed to their new health post too. Everyone has contributed financially to the cost of levelling the land to make it ready for building.
A new health post will mean the people of Amppipal can get access to better health care in their local area, without having to travel long distances. Not only has the building been replaced, but it's better than before. There is now a birthing centre available 24 hours a day for pregnant mothers to come and have their babies safely, rather than giving birth at home or having to be carried to the nearest hospital.
The completion of the health post was delayed because of a landslide with mud and rocks strewn across the site. But the work has now been completed and the health post has been handed over to the government in a special ceremony which John Reynolds, CEO of INF/UK, was able to attend. John shared: "It was so wonderful to see how our support has not only rebuilt something, but improved the healthcare for the local community." Thank you so much for your support!