With requests made by local people, i.e., late Uttar Kubir of Bung, SIR EDMUND HILLARY built the clinic in Bung in 1989 to provide health services to those needy families the health service was limited at that time. According to local people, it was Sir Ed’s attachment to this village. However, he had not walked through this village after the first ascent of Mount Everest in the 1953 British Everest Expedition.
With initial support from Sir Edmund Hillary Stiftung Deutschland Germany, NepalHilfe-Tirol, Austria and The Partners Nepal with implementation partner by Hill Development Conservation Group (HDCG) were able to complete the physical infrastructures, and the local people proposed to establish as Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elder Care Center in Bung.
The Bung is one of the remote regions of Solukhumbu located at the southeast of Solukhumbu at the altitude ranging from 1200-2400 m. is situated in Mahakulung Rural Municipality-1, Bung, Solukhumbu district in the Sagarmatha Zone of northeastern Nepal. The population of Bung is widely scattered, with approximately 4500 people living in 900 households spread in 1-9 wards.
In Bung, the Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Museum and Elder Care Center is to preserve and revitalize the original clinic built back in 1989 by late Sir Edmund Hillary. This clinic provided numerous services to the people of Bung, Cheskam, Gudel, Sotang, and Pawai Rural Municipality of lower Solukhumbu, where there was no support from the government at that the time of building this clinic.
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