In the world map, Nepal is a landlocked country in the south Asia between two largest economies in the world- China and India. Naturally gifted, it has the world’s highest mountain peak, Mt. Everest. It is the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. Geographically diverse Nepal has become the home for numerous flora and fauna. It is one of the the most beautiful tourism destinations in the world. About 80% of Nepal is a rural life. Leaving these parts of the nation behind and making the developmental policies applicable just for the urban life, overall progress is impossible.
Thabang is one of the 3913 village development committees (VDC). Thabang lies on the lap of the historical hill, Jaljala(3639m) which the government of Nepal has recognized as the tourism destination for its natural beauty and political significance. A decade long People’s War, the war waged by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), introduced it internationally as the epicenter of the Nepalese Revolution.
Situated in the northern border with Rukum district, Thabang is one of the fifty- one VDCs of Rolpa district. It is 35 km far from the district headquarter, Libang. Thabang , supposed to have the history of 17 hundred years with Magar settlement. Though mainly populated by Magars, one of the indigenous people of Nepal, Thabang now is a mixed settlement of Magar, Dalit and others. Being at the center of the Magar Kham language speaking villages, it is naturally beautiful and culturally rich. Geographically, Uwa village development committee (VDC) lies to its east, Mahat and Mirul VDCs in the west, Kankri VDC in the north and, Jelbang and Dhanbang VDCs in the south.The people of Thabang are well known for their honesty, sincerity, unity, devotion and sense of sacrifice.
In the remote and rural areas like Thabang, livelihood of the people has been more inconvenient because of the lack of access in transportation, electricity, education and health which are inalienable rights of the people. Obligation to bear untimely death is widespread because of poverty and lack of well- equipped health centers nearby. People have to walk for two days to reach the nearest hospital in district headquarter, Sulichaur and Rukumkot all the way carrying the patient in ‘doko’(basket). The only local health post established here cannot carry out and is unable to bear the pressure and the need of the people. People of this village are bound to go to the urban facilitated hospitals to take a very expensive cure, which most of the people are unable to afford. People have bitter experiences of being deprived of health facilities they ought to get. Taking all the aforementioned facts and factors, Jaljala Health Center- a rural health research center- had been established in 2010 February under the name Jaljala Health Cooperative with the objectives of providing qualitative health services including international experiences. It aims at integrating its promotional, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects in the people’s health campaign.