Langtang Valley Health
Activities and people involved with Langtang Valley Health, a medical clinic serving Langtang since 2012
Virginia Dixon works at the National Capital Private Hospital in Woden, Australia, and has been travelling to Nepal for 20 years. She is the founding Trustee of Langtang Valley Health Australia, a clinic/health post in Langtang that employed two Nepalese nurses. The initiative began in 2012 to organize donors to "sponsor" nurses and health workers to ensure skilled staff stay in the rural region. The Langtang Valley Health Center has since ceased operation after the 2015 earthquake, as the clinic was destroyed and both nurses died. Virginia is focused on rebuilding efforts in Nepal via the organization Sustainable Steps. Maintaining long-term goals focused on health, her mission is to develop, support, and sustain the provision of primary health and emergency medical care to the inhabitants of, and visitors to, the Langtang region of Nepal. This is achieved through support of, and partnership with our project partner organisation, Kyanjengumba Langtang Society.
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Langtang Valley Health (Australia) - (LVH) was set up to support Kanjen Gumba Langtang Society (KGLS) to provide primary health and emergency medical care to the Langtang community.
Paul and I on Langtang Ri
"Tshering Pema Tamang (TP), established an NGO called Kanjen Gumba Langtang Society (KGLS) to partner with LVH"
"TP showing me the article he had written for the newspaper referring to the amount of tourist dollars that flow into the region, but explaining that none of those resources are used to benefit the community by providing permanent health care."
Pemba Taktok Sherpa, our Project Manager of Langtang Valley Health (Australia) (LVH)
Poster advertising LVH
Photo of the original clinic building.
The renovated clinic.
The soot blackened walls of one of the clinic
The ward before some trekkers painted it
The ward after it was painted
The consultation room after renovations
A landline was connected
"Virginia and Paul Dixon, Edi Albert and Deb Smith _ we went to visit the clinic, have planning meetings and work out where to go from here"
We rented this house from Dawa to provide accommodation for clinic staff and volunteers.
The list of Government provided items of equipment, medications and supplies that the Government gives to all Health Posts
The donations box
Sample and posters advertising the sale of t-shirts to raise funds for the clinic
Equipment, medications and supplies
Portable Altitude Chamber (Gamow Bag)
"Kate and Amy took the PAC to Langtang, taught the community how to use it, and it was to raise much needed funds for the clinic."
She is being treated for Altitude Illness in the middle of the night until a helicopter can come in which it did the following morning.
People had to go to Kathmandu if they wanted or needed dental care other than antibiotics for an abcess or pulled their own teeth out
Pramila at work
Pramila put up posters
Hari Number 2
Sonam at dental training with HDSN
Sonam with her dental tools
TP being presented with a certificate from the Rotary Club of Dili Bazaar in Kathmandu
The clinic without its roof
TP arranged for the roof to be replaced
The clinic was back to being functional again