Tibet Relief Fund provides annual grants for healthcare and medical supplies to five Tibetan refugee settlements near Pokhara, Nepal.
These small grants are distributed through local settlement officers to those most in need, who would otherwise be unable to afford basic medicines, crutches or dressings. Although small, these grants make a huge difference to people in dire need of medical assistance.
Tibet Relief Fund has recently increased the overall medical grant to extend its scope to settlements in Manang and Dhorpatan near the Nepal-Tibet border. These new grants have funded treatment for many patients, including those suffering from TB, cancer, paralysis, heart disease, pregnancy complications, Hepatitis B and chest, joint and eye problems.
Karma Legshey Gyaltsen, Settlement Officer of Tarshi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement, wrote: