From its inception, the direction for MMAP has been led by UQ medical students and in close collaboration with the health community in Manali. Each year, the project committee ensures that fundraising efforts are targeted to a specific area of need, identified by the community and health leaders.
Ongoing and Past Contributions:
The Poor Patient Fund: Provides pro-bono treatment to patients who cannot afford the cost of treatment. The expense of their treatment is covered by the Poor Patient Fund, which requires support from MMAP because of the sheer demand placed on the hospital’s services.
MDR Tuberculosis Fund: Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis is an ever increasing concern in Himachal Pradesh, but is still beyond the reach of many patients. The hospital provides the medicine for these patients from a fund supported by MMAP, which needs to grow in order to ensure that all sufferers receive treatment.
Orphanage Health Care: The Dar Ul Fazal Orphanage houses 75 children and all of their health needs including check-ups, medicine, preventative and curative care are provided by Lady Willingdon Hospital with no cost to the children or the orphanage. LWH needs support though organisations like MMAP to continue this service.
Health Worker Funding: Health workers are trained village women who tend to the basic health needs of families allocated to them. The project was commenced three years ago after finding that 40% of the region’s children had stunted growth. One of the roles of the health workers is to monitor and treat malnourishment and other major underlying causes of community morbidity and mortality. We wish to continue supporting this program by contributing to health worker stipends.
Purchased the first Ventilated Ambulance in Himachal Pradesh in 2009, significantly reducing time and morbidity associated with transporting critically-ill patient.
Purchased a Cardiotocograph Machine in 2014, for recording of foetal heartbeat and uterine contractions during pregnancy.
Purchased a Surgical Tourniquet in 2015, to allows surgical procedures to be performed with improved precision, safety and speed.
Purchase a Dental X-Ray and a new Hospital Vehicle equipped with utilities in 2016.