The People

The population of Nepal is presently about 21 million with a per annuam growth rate of 2.1%. The life expectancy at birth is 56.1 and literacy rate is 39.6%. The population per Doctor is 12,611 and the population per Hospital bed is 3,984.

Kavre District is no exception to these statistics. Health facilities presently include government health centers and health posts, a 45 bed Mission hospital situated near the western border of the district and a few NGOs. The people of Dhulikhel and th Realizing the immense need for health services, the people of Dhulikhel, Dhulikhel health Service Association, NepaliMed Voralberg Austria worked together with the Dhulikhel Municipality to launch this project. Their initial responsibilities included:
supporting hospital activities.

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