78 results for author: Doctors for Nepal


Meet our new medical student Sangita

We are very pleased to announce that we have just started providing funds to cover board, lodging, and travel to Sangita Adhikari, so that she can continue her 1st year medical studies at Patan Academy of Health Sciences. Before Sangita's plight came to our attention, she was living a 2 hour bus ride away from PAHS, at her Aunt's house, where she was also obliged to work by looking after her Aunt's children and doing chores, in return for her board and lodging. Sangita is on a full scholarship from the Nepal Government which covers all her tuition fees, but she has no other financial help. Her 4 hours of travel to and from PAHS was ...

Kamal’s short story about poverty and Covid-19

Kamal has just had a short story published on Setopati's website - Nepal's most reputable digital newspaper with over 1.7 million readers. The article, which you can read below, is a work of fiction, but is based on Kamal's real feelings and true events that have happened in his life. The protagonist of the story, Harke, is an imagined character but his story represents the actual problems of poverty faced by many people from the Karnali region and other remote areas of Nepal. Kamal has dedicated his story to his mother, who is recovering from her encounter with Covid-19. Bravo Kamal - a very moving account of Covid infected times in Nepal. ...

Nahakul saves young boy’s tongue

A 5-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after cutting his tongue while bathing in a stony river. The boy fell out of a tree and bit his tongue which was almost completely severed.  His father took him on the back of his motorbike, on a 7-hour journey to the nearest hospital, along treacherous mountainous roads. People in remote Nepal sometimes have to walk for up to 9 days to reach their nearest hospital, and then it’s not guaranteed that a doctor will be there to help them. Nahakul works at Manma District Hospital in Kalikot and successfully sewed the boy’s tongue back together - he is now fully recovered. Despite the lack ...

Nursing student Niruta – how Covid-19 is effecting her studies

 Niruta is 16 years old and is one of our youngest nursing students studying at Karnali Academy of Health Science, high up in the mountains in Jumla, western Nepal. Due to Covid-19, her nursing college in Jumla has been closed for the past 8 months and she has had study on her own in her village. The wi-fi signal is very poor in the remote areas of Nepal, so it's been very hard for our students to access any online teaching. Niruta lives in Jumla with her father, a shop keeper, her mother, and her two younger brothers. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Niruta's father has lost his business - he hopes to set something else up in the near future....

Christmas Shopping with Doctors For Nepal

Announcing the launch of our new DFN shop! We are selling some beautiful handmade Nepalese goods which make perfect Christmas gifts. CLICK HERE to purchase 100% pure cashmere scarves, baubles, gloves, hats, t-shirts and much much more. All proceeds will go directly to DFN. EASY FUNDRAISING: Did you know you can also raise free funds for us when you shop online?! It doesn't cost anything extra and it's really quick and easy with Easy Fundraising. CLICK HERE and follow instructions. AMAZON SMILE: or if you shop online at Amazon, you can donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Doctors For Nepal via Smile Amazon. To start shopping ...