Project #32 | Microbiology Lab for Disease Treatment in Nepal
Our partnership with Possible Health
ODW partnered with Possible to help establish the first and most comprehensive microbiology laboratory in Far-western Nepal. The money raised helped to purchase the needed laboratory equipment, one year’s worth of supplies, and provided the salary for a laboratory technician who will oversee the center. The laboratory will provide services to the 2,000 visitors a month by diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. Their goal is two-fold: to provide free community-based health care in rural Nepal that strengthens the public sector and to develop and disseminate effective strategies of health delivery in resource-poor settings throughout the world.
HEALTH WORKERS TRAINED
Bhumika gave birth to a beautiful baby at Possible’s hospital. 24 hours after the delivery, the auxiliary nurse midwives saw that the baby had frequent changes in temperature and abnormal breathing. The doctors suspected the baby had neonatal sepsis, and conducted a complete blood count test in the newly expanded lab immediately. The expanded lab capacity enabled the lab staff to get the results in less than a half hour. This baby was able to get treatment quickly and admitted to the inpatient ward to be further monitored.
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our preventable diseases fund.