Around six years ago, Müller was asked by the German Allergy and Asthma Association to help establish an allergy ward in Kathmandu. She immediately accepted the offer. Since then, she has been on site at least twice a year for several weeks at a time and works voluntarily at the Dhulikhel Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Kathmandu. In charge of the ward is the young dermatologist Dr. Shekhar KC, who also helped to set it up. He and his team of local doctors and international helpers mainly treat house dust allergies that lead to atopic eczema and asthma. “We do not yet know why we have seen an increase in these diseases in recent years”, he said.
Freudenberg Performance Materials as a sponsor
His patients are not only examined and treated by his team, but are also given tips on how to cope with the allergy in everyday life – some of them are also provided with bedding made from Evolon®. In 2015, Henriette Müller asked Freudenberg whether the company would be willing to support people by making an in-kind donation of Evolon® material. The answer was an immediate “Yes, we’d be happy to do that!”