Namaste!

Our 2017

sponsors

Empower Nepal Foundation, for their financial support and fiscal sponsorship

Compassion Health Centre, our Tsum partnering NGO who provided their clinic in Upper Tsum and procured a permit to practice medicine in the Tsum

 

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The mission is sponsored by Empower Nepal Foundation, a Minnesota USA  501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization.

Your entire donation goes to mission work -- zero overhead.

Donations are tax deductible.                

or send check to:                        
     Empower Nepal Foundation
       2000 Como Avenue
       St. Paul, Minnesota 55108            

      Write "Tsum Valley Project Fund"  on the check

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Thank you to our talented 2016 team members ...

Thank you to our talented team members for providing their expertise and time to provide health care to the people of the remote Tsum Valley of Nepal in April of 2016. 

The general medical team members provided holistic medical care to 670 patients over 10 days including treatment for painful knees and backs, gastritis and heartburn, and chronic cough from asthma and chronic lung disease from poorly vented hearth fires.

We initiated a comprehensive women's health initiative that included the region's first cervical cancer screening program and education on the importance of good nutrition and rest after birth so as to promote an adequate milk supply. Birth control methods were explained and DepoProvera and oral contraceptive pills were provided at no cost.

Health education including the dangers of tobacco and alcohol use was emphasized  with every patient. The importance of handwashing and boiling drinking water were emphasized.

Each patient was screened for problems in all body systems in addition to the health complaint that brought them to see our team,  akin to a physical exam in the West.

Every patient over 5 who had an abnormal vision test or an eye complaint was seen by one of our three optometrists. Everyone over 35 years had a dilated eye exam by our eye team. Hundreds of reading glasses and sunglasses were provided, and 264 people will be gifted with prescription eyeglasses through the Minnesota nonprofit, Respectacle.

Rachel Frazin              

  Join Our March 2017 Team! 

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, midwives, women's health providers and nurses are needed to further our mission to provide primary care to the the people of the Tsum.  

Interested in volunteering?  

For more info, contact Rachel Frazin, mission leader and Family Nurse Practitioner: rachelfrazin01@gmail.com