Lionel Messi helping to build health posts in Nepal

October 14, 2017


Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi’s charity organization The Leo Messi Foundation, in association with UNICEF Nepal, has supported building 14 health posts in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal. According to UNICEF Nepal, the Barcelona forward’s foundation has provided a fund of 500,000 USD in order to help building health facilities in eight earthquake-affected districts. In association with UNICEF Nepal, the foundation is building health posts in Gorkha, Kavre, Lalitpur, Ramechhap, Dolakha and Solukhumbu districts.

Nine health posts have already been completed in those districts, while five are under construction, according to UNICEF Nepal that is building a total of 74 health posts in various parts of the country with support from various organizations apart from Messi Foundation.

The construction of three health posts with the support from Messi Foundation has been completed in Gorkha district with an investment of Rs 18 million. UNICEF Nepal has already handed over the buildings – built in Darbung, Fujel and Deurali villages – to the District Health Office.

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