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THE SANCTUARY PAKBENG LODGE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
THE DISPENSARY OF pAKBENG
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge's free health centre is a division of Les Medecins de Chinguetti Pakbeng.
This association built the health center, which has been managed by French doctors since November 2007. These doctors, who are present for three weeks each month, year-round, deliver free care to the local population in Pakbeng and its surrounding villages.
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge houses the health center on its property, finances the presence of the doctors every year and takes care of the transportation and accommodation of the entire team.
The Lodge also facilitates the collaboration between the association's doctors and the local health service, by arranging meetings and training initiatives.
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge collects medicine donated by travellers and gives them to the free health centre, which, in turn, organises and classifies the drugs according to their expiration date.
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge manages a fund for donations.
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge has financed the founding of one of the town's schools, and provides students with supplies and clothes donated by travellers.
the water reserve
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge has financed the building of a water reserve to aid the town's inhabitants.
This generates around forty jobs for local staff, and also for the crew of both boats built by the company to transfer travellers to and from Luang Prabang