Spring gynaecamp has started!

 

The spring gynaecamp has started! Again, the team is working in the Parbat region. From Kusma, our team is visiting 6 healthpost for follow-up. Afterwards, they will travel to Asthamai where they will work in two new healthposts. 

Like always, the aim is to educate the local health professionals, so they can diagnose, treat and, if necessary, refer women with prolapse. 

This year, we will also be teaching at high schools in Parbat, together with the Nepali teachers. We aim to raise conciousness on the problem of prolapse and preventing it. 

 

 

 

 

 

Donation from Rotaryclub Brielle

 

Saturday the 18th of March 2017, Rotaryclub Brielle organized their anual spelling contest for the 11th time in a row. The profit of made a profit of € 15.000,- they made was a lot higher than previously expected!

Two non-profit organisations were chosen to receive a donation: our WfWf and "Bridge the Gap" (a project in Laos where Dutch surgeons work to operate children with a schisis and other facial abnormalities).

Thank you so much!

 

 

 

April's gynaecamp has started!

 

At this moment a women for women fieldcamp is held in Parbat. In VDC Kusma aready 81 women were consulted to make their lives a little bit better! Great work, we will keep you posted!

 

Small talk at Rhest

 

The whole group at the Rhest's head quarter

 

 

Loes Harmsen new chairman of the women for women foundation

 

At our last board meeting Loes Harmsen has been voted to be the new chairperson of the women for women foundation. She is changing seats with Marijke van den Berg. Marijke has resigned from her function last December. She is now fulfilling a function in a NGO in paediatric haematology, which was impossible to combine with the chair position.

 

Loes has been involved in the women for women foundation since the very first start. As a gynaecologist she was especially committed to the secondary care in hospitals, education and research. Through years of experience, Loes has build up an enormous network in- and outside of Nepal.

 

The board has great faith in Loes as the new chairperson, and we are positive that she will do a fantastic job!

Current situation and future perspective.

 

The 25th of April this year, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal. A lot of people lost their homes, were injured and many died. Also the infrastructure is badly damaged and a lot of facilities are out of order; of which the health posts. Still there are shocks in the Kathmandu area and people still live in fear.

 

The women for women foundation was able to give direct emergency aid at the severely damaged district Dhading. We achieved this by your donations, and help from Dutch and Nepali organizations. After the emergency aid was given, we could debate about how we could help with reconstruction.

 

The focus for help was on the district Dhading. This district was severely hit and a lot of the health posts were ruined. Our Nepali colleague Bishwa is working together with heads of the district and other NGO’s to make a plan how to rebuild these. The current situation is still to unclear to make concrete plans. We expect that we are able to give an update about this help later this year.

 

Furthermore a long cherished dream of the women for women foundation is becoming reality; the development of a “Medical Health Unit”. A mobile clinic which will help us to reach the most remote areas. (see picture for model)

Exploitation of this vehicle will be taken care of by the Scheer Memorial Hospital, a well trusted organization by our foundation. They will use it to give basic mother- and child care in rural areas. Something that is now deeply needed, after the earthquake. We will use the Medical Health Unit to visit and examine our prolaps patients.  

 

 

Also the regular activities of the foundation can be restarted again. In November a team of Dutch doctors and nurses will travel to Nepal for a mission. The gynocamp will be held in Parbat, an area east of Kathmandu, which is almost unaffected by the earthquake. Our gynecologists will provide education to Nepali doctors and nurses in the hospitals.

Also we will continue in facilitating education for underprivileged girls to become nurses. Girls from rural Nepal who lack financial resources for an education, can qualify for a scholarship from the Women for Women foundation through RHEST. There are already 16 girls graduated as a nurse and currently 10 are studieng at the Maharagguni Nursing Campus.

Two doctors of Jong Vrouwen voor Vrouwen, Sophie and Irene first time in Nepal, carried out a follow up survey in Dhading guided by our Nepal coordinator Bishwa. He sends this message, which we like to share with you:

“The Dhading evaluation team arrived back to Kathmandu safely after completing the field work smoothly. In Dhading we performed more than 100 interviews with service utilizers and non-utilizers [women that visited our camps and the ones that didn’t]. This comes per ward [small village] minimum six set of interviews with man and women in all 18 wards [small villages] of 2 VDCs [‘bigger’ village]. During our study we also conducted 2 focus group discussions in both Salayantar and Jyamrung villages and interacted with 18 FCHVs [Female Community Health Volunteers] and collected their views over past services. Overall, our past provided services are found very impactful at the household level of local people of Dhading. Here I found yours sent Dutch doctors were also enjoyed on their contribution by being proactive and learned many practices of Nepal