Our current urgent needs....Can You Help?
Empowering Female Healthcare Workers
The female village healthcare and social workers in many villages of Nepal are extremely motivated and dedicated, but completely lacking in medical training and basic healthcare equipment. Traveling on foot along trails to outlying communities they serve as the frontline healthcare workers in rural areas to provide social services and medical aid.
In 2018 Dooley Intermed initiated a training program for these female healthcare workers, a first. Our goal was to empower the women with new skills and knowledge while greatly enhancing the quality of care rendered to remote villagers. Our first class of 20 students from Lele Village completed a 40-hour intensive training program conducted by professional instructors and including textbooks, teaching materials and basic medical equipment. Upon completion of the course, each woman received a comprehensive medical kit equipped with a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, scale, medical references and basic supplies. Most importantly, they are now empowered with new knowledge and skills.
Our first class was so successful that we are now planning another training program for 30 additional female healthcare in the Panuti District, near our Dooley Intermed sponsored Eco-Home Orphanage.
The need for this type of training is immense, with many similar groups of volunteer healthcare workers seeking similar training. It costs about $6,500 USD to conduct a training class. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a class, empower these remarkable female healthcare workers, and help bring ongoing medical care to remote villages in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.
Curing Blindness & Restoring Sight
In November of 2018 we embarked on the most ambitious project in the 55 year history of Dooley Intermed International. Working with our Nepal based partners, Mission Himalaya & Reiyukai Eiko Masunaga Eye Hospital we are helping fund the construction of a new 3-story Eye Hospital in Nepal near the border of India.
We estimate the new Eye Hospital will serve more than one hundred thousand patients per year from Nepal and nearby bordering districts of India.
Our goal with this new Eye Hospital is to improve the quality of life of people who are suffering from blindness or visual impairment, especially socio-economically marginalized, ethnically, geographically disadvantaged, and culturally underdeveloped groups. By alleviating blindness we also help reduce poverty.
The required land has been donated by the local Municipality, an access roadway has been completed and the boundary wall has been built. The Nepal Army recently agreed to assist by providing 30 construction workers at no cost. Full funding for the first floor has been secured, and construction is now underway.
Our “Urgent Need” is for the funds needed to complete the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Plaques will be placed prominently inside the building to honor those individuals and organizations that share our vision of bringing high-quality eye care to a population in great need. Following is a list of sponsorship and naming opportunities:
- Operation Theater Room: $50,000
- General Ward Room: $20,000
- Nurse Duty Station & Staircase: $6,000
- Cabins: $14,000
- Toilets (Ladies & Gents): $12,000
- Corridor: $8,000