Construction of the new Health and Birthing Centre in Baiteshwor Municipality, Nepal has begun, in collaboration with the local Government agreement has been reached between The Nestling Trust (TNT) and HDS - Nepal, our partner NGO, and the municipality Chairperson, and work started last week. When complete, this building will provide local health and birth facilities for up to 15,000 people. It comes at a time of desperate need.
The Lancet reported last October, that since the start of the pandemic the neonatal death rate in Nepal, had tripled with 40 deaths in every 1000 live births. Due to the lack of such facilities in rural Nepal, pregnant women have to trek many hours or days across mountainous terrain to reach medical care. The Nestling Trust is most grateful to Subash and Bijendra TNT directors, and HDS-Nepal, for their hard work in successfully completing negotiations. www.nestlingtrust.co.uk