Kunde Hospital Rebuild
Established in 1966 by Sir Edmund Hillary, Kunde hospital has been providing primary health care services to local Sherpa residents of Khumbu and a transient population consisting of trekkers and their support staffs visiting the Region. The hospital is registered under Himalayan Trust Nepal (a local NGO registered in Solukhumbu district), and has been fully funded by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada (SEHF) since 1976.
The four blocks at Kunde hospital suffered major physical damages due to the catastrophic earthquake of 25th April 2015. The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada has been funding the rebuilding of main hospital block (block no. 2) and a 15-bedded patient’s long stay ward (block no. 4). Messner Mountain Foundation and Nepalhilfe Tirol jointly funded the rebuilding of block 1 (conference hall) and block 3 (staff quarter) of Kunde hospital. Most of the reconstruction works at Kunde hospital have been completed.