A4WH Mothers and Babies Hospital

December 2015

A4WH is delighted to announce that we will soon be building a Mothers and Babies Hospital in Charikot, Nepal.

Dolakha region following the April 2015 earthquake.

The hospital will be constructed on the site where medical teams have been working in tents following the devastating earthquakes earlier this year. The hospital will provide critical medical care to those in need.

In addition the hospital will become a major teaching centre for doctors, nurses and midwives. The hospital will also be the base for an extensive Community Health program, providing essential public health measures and medical research in the region. All funding for the construction of the hospital will come from public donations.

Medical clinic in Dolakha following the May 2015 earthquake.

Rotary Australia, and in particular the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie have been extremely helpful in assistance with this project.

Through Rotary, all donations to assist with the construction of the hospital are now tax deductible.

Please support this project by donating to our hospital construction. Buy a brick, and we’ll engrave your name on the brick or on a tile within the hospital. Come and visit us once the hospital is built, and find your name among the names of the other donors. We really can make a major difference to the health of the underprivileged women of Nepal.

Temporary Tent Hospital. August 2015

Earlier this year the team at A4WH identified the crucial need for a hospital in north-east Nepal. Limited medical and surgical services in Charikot were being provided in a very run-down, dilapidated building. Overcrowding and potential cross infection were major problems.

The devastating earthquakes in Nepal of April and May of this year left more than 8150 dead and tens of thousands injured. The existing hospital building in Dolakha has been largely destroyed and it has not been possible to continue to use this facility.

Medical teams have been continuing their life-saving work with very limited infrastructure in basic tents.

It’s a Boy!!

A successful caesarean section in the blue operating tent.

Published by

Dr Ray Hodgson

Dr Ray Hodgson

Dr Ray Hodgson is a specialist gynaecologist and pelvic reconstructive surgeon, and the founder of Australians for Women's Health. His major interests within gynaecology are pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and infertility. His medical practice is based at Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast. He is affiliated with Port Macquarie Base Hospital and Port Macquarie Private Hospital but also conducts regular surgical teaching sessions in other hospitals throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

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