An Appeal from Dr Kancha Sherpa
Posted April 2020
These pictures show Dr Kanchha Sherpa at work in the villages of the Helambu region of the Himalayas. He returned to his home village, Melamchigyang in February after completing his training in North Wales, to take over the running of the new clinic there. The Nepalese Children’s Trust provided funds for the purchase of medicines and basic medical supplies but there is an urgent need for more diagnostic equipment in the clinic.
Recently Kanchha has been travelling from village to village in the region – there are 70 in all – conducting medical checks on villagers, providing health education and treating illness wherever possible with the limited resources at his disposal. Along with the rest of Nepal, residents of these villages have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19 on their already meagre incomes; they rely heavily on the trekking industry and on remittances from family members working abroad and of course these sources have now dried up. Many curable and preventable conditions go untreated because of lack of medical assistance.
Throughout Kanchha’s medical training at Manchester university and then in Welsh hospitals, he dreamt of the difference he would be able to make in the lives of his people. He has made an urgent request for financial help to buy the supplies and equipment he needs to do this and so, once again, the Nepalese Children’s Trust is appealing to its generous supporters for donations. Our overheads are virtually non-existent so almost every penny will go directly towards the purchase of medical supplies within Nepal.
If you would like to donate towards medical resources to allow this work to continue please click on the link below and specify Helambu in the “your message” section.