Nepal Health Support Project





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Nepal

Location: Lalitpur District

Total Budget: $38,426

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Health care in Nepal is extremely limited. The front line of Nepal's Health Care infrastructure is the village level "Health Post" (HP) staffed by two health workers. This project will improve the capacity of ten Health Posts in Lalitpur District outside Kathmandu by providing very basic equipment and upgrading health worker capacity. Needs have been determined through a cooperative effort of the Rotary Club of Kasthamandap working with local officials including the Ministry of Health.

Partnership. This Global Grant involves a partnership between Encinitas Rotary and the Rotary Club of Kasthamandap of Kathmandu (RCK). We have a positive track record with RCK through a microfinance project, as well as funds distribution after the 2015 earthquake.

Project Components

• Improve capacity of health workers at the targetted HPs to deliver basic medical services, including training in emergencies, dental and eye care, and delivery labor.

• Replace worn out basic equipment and medical furniture (e.g., suture sets, delivery sets, blood pressure meters, sterilizers, pulse oximeters, weighing scales, exam and delivery tables, etc.)

• Increase children's understanding of preventative health and hygiene.

• Increased numbers of cases treated at the health posts and reduction in referrals to Kathmandu

• Increased vaccination levels

• Increased school visits with health messages, followed up by assessments of health awareness, improved practices (hand washing, etc), and reduction in health issues among children.

Partner Roles:

Rotary of Kasthamandap - Health Component: needs assessment with local officials (completed). Procure supplies (bids already received). Assist in equipment delivery. Visit communities to monitor progress. Arrange for training of health workers at Medical College in Kathmandu, and review HP reports.

Encinitas Rotary Club. Maintain close contact with RCK via email and Skype regarding project progress. Monitor project reports and financial summaries from RCK. Update Encinitas Rotary Members on progress, including posting on website and social media. Ensure that fund transfers take place.

Timeline after receipt of grant:

Month 1 - 3: Procurement and delivery of medical equipment, instruments and furniture to all 10 Health Posts.

Annual follow up visit to health posts for physical verification and interaction with health workers, and District Health officials.

Month 3-6: Training to Health Workers at Medical college, Kathmandu, 1 month.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Kasthamandap Kathmandu

Primary Contact: Prabhu Bhandary

Email: prbhandary@jb.com.np

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Encinitas

Primary Contact: Verne Scholl

Email: vernescholl@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1864107.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Encinitas (5340)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Robert Blumberg

Application successfully submitted to TRF on 29 June 2018.


by Robert Blumberg

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Robert Blumberg

Grant application was submitted to TRF on 29 June 2018. TRF has provided feedback as to some needed modifications, and that is presently in process.


by Robert Blumberg

Grant proposal being updated to reflect guidance from TRF, including updated MOUs and budgets. To be resubmitted by end of Dec 2018.


by Robert Blumberg

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Robert Blumberg

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Robert Blumberg

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Robert Blumberg

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Robert Blumberg

Cash contribution from Encinitas Rotary Club wired to Rotary Club of Kasthamandap on 19 Feb 2019.


by Prabhu Bhandary

#Feb. 4, 2019 GG Project approval from RI for USD 38,426.00

#Feb. 14, 2019 Opened Bank Account at NMB Bank, Kathmandu with RC Kasthamandap fund Rs. 10,000.00

#Feb. 20, 2019 Received USD 12,254.00 from RC Encinitas equivalent to Rs.1,393,892.50

#March 10, 2019 Received Rs 2,980,187.94 from the Rotary Foundation


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