Four years ago The Nestling Trust, with SITARA our partner NGO, established a clinic at Marbu, a remote village in Dolakha. Villagers no longer have to trek for miles down the mountainside to find medical care, and health education is part of the service provided. TNT continues to work with the Ministry of Health in this remote area of Nepal, giving support to the clinics of Marbu, Bhirkot, Lapilang and Chilankhar.
TNT funded the running of a 5 day dental camp in Marbu village where 500 children received dental checks and where necessary treatment, as well as dental hygiene education.
TNT, working with SITARA (Social Transformation - Nepal), a Nepalese NGO, opened the first Health clinic at Marbu, a village in the mountainous area of Dolakha. It provides basic healthcare including antenatal/postnatal care, immunisation, wound management, chronic and acute illness management, family planning and contraception, palliative care etc. A nurse visits people in their own homes who are unable to attend the clinic.
Health education is given high priority in the clinic, and local women are trained to share information in the community. The nurses liaise with the local Primary and Secondary schools to give health education as part of the curriculum.
This clinic serves a population of approximately 6000 people and was supported by TNT for five years. It is now funded totally by the Ministry of Health and TNT has received a Letter of Honour from the District Health Office in Dolakha, acknowledging the valuable contribution made to improve the health of villagers by TNT