Imagine having to walk eight hours under the harsh tropical sun to receive medical care. That is the situation faced by many villagers living in the remote areas of the Luang Prabang province.
While the goal may seem modest, providing a first aid facility within a six-hour walk of all residents will be a significant improvement. The cost of constructing a basic building is approximately $15,000 to $20,000.
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In rural villages, the nearest medical care can be up to an eight-hour walk away.
Additional medical facilities like the one above, which we built in Nam Bak, will reduce the walk to six hours to receive medical care. They will be supplied by the People to People Project, but built and staffed under local leadership.