Makpa Health Post and Birthing Center
D2N's next health post and birthing center will be in Makpa. Currently there is a single floor, four-room health-post made of mud and stone that is providing basic health care (see above.)
When more than these basic services are required, the 3000 residents of Makpa must travel (often on foot) to distant health institutions. Furthermore, during the monsoon (up to six months a year) season many of the roads out of Makpa many of the roads are impassable. The new facility will save the residents money, time and energy.
The land for the health post and birthing center was donated by the community. Clearing the land was completed prior to the COVID-19 lockdown in March. The Project Coordination Committee is currently soliciting bids for materials and labor. Expected completion date is Spring 2021.