CHANCE funded the medicines for 6 medical camps during 2018 which resulted in over 150 medical checks. We also funded an important piece of apparatus called a haemocue which measures the child’s haemoglobin. Iron deficiency is one of the main reasons for stunting in children.
These medical camps conducted by Mountain Heart Nepal took place in:
28 April – 2-day camp: Khairahani Chitwan – 300 children.
14 May – Lamatar, Lalitpur -170 women and children.
19 July – Bhaktapur – Responding to epidemic outbreak following the flooding in Kathmandu Valley -200 adults and children.
28 July Bhaktapur, responding to epidemic outbreak following the flooding in Kathmandu Valley 200 adults and 150 children.
9 November – Shankarapur -170 children and 100 adults.
21 December – Sunkoshi rural municipality- 120 children -100 adults
We have supported this brilliant organisation for the past three years, funding medicines for health camps in remote areas and providing educational books selected for each child depending on their grade, this not only enhances reading, but also improves health and disease awareness, helping to change attitudes and practices.