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PLMF Background

Solukhumbu is a district situated in the hilly and mountainous region and it is very remote, where the basic foundation of the development is not been established yet in the sufficient manner. However, Solukhumbu is renowned for the tourism business and famous for trekking and mountaineering. Solukhumbu is situated in the northeast part of the country in the shade of Mt Everest. The district covers 3,312 Sq. Km. area and elevation range of district starts from 1500 m to 8,848 m. Climatically, the district divided into sub-tropical, temperate, cool temperate and alpine. The population of the district is 119,901 in the year 2001, where the annual growth rate is 1.4 (1991-2001). The female population is 59209 (49.38%) and male population is 60692 (50.64%). There are almost 5.8 persons in one family. Population density is 32.5 inhabitants per square kilometer. The household of the district is about 21,000. The literacy rate is about 45.8%, where there are 211 primary schools, 16 lower secondary schools, 27 secondary schools, 5 higher secondary schools and one campus.

Based on the action plan information the DDC Solukhumbu on 2059/60, Lukla (Project based area) is located at the Chaurikharka VDC in mid part of the district with having 600 populations out of 2248 of whole VDC. Lukla is situated at the 2,800 Meters altitude having one domestic Airport. Jubhing is another surrounding VDC of Chaurikharka at south part having 3604 population and not having sufficient developmental work. There is one government health post and one small hospital from local NGO without having proper manpower and the medical services for the community. Similarly, Waku, another targeted VDC in the project which is almost out of the developmental mainstream. Having 4,850 populations, Waku has one governmental health post but after the conflict in the country this is not in function.

In overall, the health situation of the country, basically hilly and upper Himalayan is not good enough. In Solukhumbu, there are 1 governmental hospital, 1 community hospital (Khunde) run "Himalayan Trust", 9 Governmental Health post, 1 Ayurvedic Aushadhalaya and 24 Sub Health post (run by the government) 35 health related non governmental organizations, 2 private health center and one maternity hospital run by the Himalayan Health and Environment center, and all these hospital, health post and medical facilities are only for the people nearby.

The following facts make this project important:

1.    Infant and mother mortality rates are increasing rapidly.
2.    Unsafe childbirths and unsafe abortions are increasing.
3.    There is lack of medical treatment facilities, even for minor diseases.
4.    There exists an inappropriate use of medication.
5.    Poor people in the community become unnecessarily disabled due to preventable causes such as inappropriate treatment for accidents.
6.    Poor people in the community are sometimes not given the appropriate treatment for complex diseases resulting in death or disability.

Health services in Nepal are inadequate.  For finalizing this project, the project team (member of donor agency, implementing agency and facilitators) visited the site of Lukla many time. The team has conducted several meetings with local authorities, NGOs, and the community. Besides, the team also coordinates with MoH and other concerned governmental agencies for the implementation of the project. In Kathmandu, the team had met representative of MoH and Health Service Department in connection with approval of project and the operational approval of the hospital after the completion.

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