Partnering with MSF to support medical services in Nepal

Region: Asia and the Pacific
Country: Nepal
Year: 2015
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 0-50
Modality: Clinics
Sector: Health
Partner: Médecins Sans Frontières
Support: Capacity Building, Communications, Logistics

On 25 April 2015, several districts of Nepal were struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The following aftershock killed over 8000 people and destroyed 300 000 homes. Thousands of people were left without shelter or access to basic services, such as medical care. 

MSF sent medical teams to reach trapped communities in isolated mountain villages in the remote areas of the country. As one of the first respondents, MSF implemented 50 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) for their operations in Nepal. 

MSF is primarily using the units as temporary health care facilities in the district to ensure the continuation of basic primary health care, until more permanent medical structures can be implemented.

Read more about the situation here.