Dear Madame, Sir, friends,
Since the creation of the Republic of Nepal in 2006 and the installation of 'Marxist-Leninist' governments, the progress on development in the towns is obvious, even if marred by corruption. The middle class in the big towns continues to grow. This does nothing to help the lower classes and those living in remote regions to escape from highly visible poverty.
As you know, we were able to reconstruct, with your help, the Maternity Centre of Phaplu (Solukhumbu). It was inaugurated in April 2018. The medical staff are especially happy to work in the improved conditions, the premises being bigger and better equiped than what they have known hitherto. In 2019, we were able, with your assistance, to provide a gastroscope and a breathing facilitation machine for babies.
This year too, the Mobile Hospital has pursued its activities in the remoter regions of Nepal. We conducted two camps in the spring and this autumn we have just completed three more camps. This represents a total of 1,564 consultations of which 279 patients required surgery.
We hope to pursue the same type of activities in 2020, that is to continue progressively to provide the Maternity Centre in Phaplu with medical/surgical equipment and to continue with surgical camps in the remote regions of Nepal.
Many many trhanks for the help you have already provided, and allow me once again to call on your generosity so that the Mobile Hospital can continue its work in 2020.
Don't hesitate to visit our website for more detailed information about our activities. A photo gallery and a docvyumentary film will no doubt help you to better understand what we are doing.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dr. Pierre Soete
Orthopedic surgeon and trauma