Ultrasound camp at Sisnegaon, Rukum East

FAIRMED Foundation Nepal is dedicated to improving healthcare services and access to health facilities in remote areas. Our primary focus is on enhancing maternal and neonatal health by equipping health institutions with essential equipment and conducting outreach programs. One of our recent initiatives involved collaborating with partners to organize an ultrasound camp for pregnant women in the Sisne Rural Municipality of Rukum East, Nepal.

During this ultrasound camp, various healthcare services were provided to pregnant women, including pregnancy tests and ultrasound examinations. Medical professionals, such as Medical Officer Anish Shrestha from the district hospital, participated in the camp to conduct these examinations. The ultrasound examinations revealed several important findings:

  1. Three pregnant women were identified as having babies in a breech position, which can potentially complicate the birthing process and may require special medical attention during delivery.
  2. One pregnant woman had reduced levels of amniotic fluid, which could be a concern for the baby's health and development.
  3. One woman's pregnancy had incomplete abortion which likely refers to a medical condition or complication that was detected through the ultrasound examination.

These findings underscore the significance of such outreach programs and the importance of early detection and management in complicated pregnancies. By equipping health facilities with essential equipment, such as ultrasound machines, the FAIRMED Foundation aims to enhance the ability of healthcare providers to diagnose and manage complicated cases. The ultimate goal of such initiatives is to increase institutional deliveries, ensuring safer and healthier outcomes for mothers and newborns.

This particular ultrasound camp was a collaborative effort between FAIRMED Foundation, Holistic Development Center (HDC) Nepal, and Sisne Health Chowki under the Rural Health Improvement Program project. The camp's success highlights the positive impact of partnerships and community engagement in improving healthcare services in remote areas like Rukum East.