Alex Graham Medical Clinic/Rakha Health Post


Construction began in February 2015 and the health clinic opened in December 2016. This project was funded by donations from Michigan Healthcare Professionals (MHP) and honors the memory of Alex Graham. It serves an area of approximately 4,000 people and is staffed by an auxillary health care worker (12 years of school and 2 years technical training), and a nurse midwife. These health care professionals, as well as 40 medicines on formulary and six vaccines, are supplied by the government of Nepal. Conditions including respiratory infections, dysentery, and eye infections, are treated at the clinic; family planning and vaccinations are also available.

The two rooms of the future birthing center have been built. The floors will be tiled and equipment ordered at a later time in 2018.