D2N has narrowed its focus in Nepal - building health posts and birthing centers as well building programs that ensure high quality health care.
When D2N builds a health post and birthing center, it occurs within the framework of the Government of Nepal’s rural health care infrastructure. The government supplies all staff and pays their salaries, all medications and supplies on formulary, and provides all vaccines. This remarkable partnership between D2N and Nepal results in a sustainable intervention where health care is delivered free of charge and where medical facilities do not need to rely on D2N for supplies or staff.
Doctors do not staff these facilities. On-site health care workers usually have studied through class 12 and then have an additional couple of years of technical training which is considered more than adequate schooling for their responsibilities. Cases beyond the scope of a health post and birthing center are referred to a district health facility or urban center.
D2N has built four health posts and birthing centers (HPBC;) a fifth is in the planning stages. All HPBC function in a similar manner. Rather than repeat the same information for each HPBC you will find a detailed description of how a HPBC operates on the Dindu/Dipsung Health Post and Birthing Center page but not on the other HPBC pages.