DFN sending PPE to Nepal

As a result of our online auction held at the end of last year, we have raised enough funds specifically to purchase and distribute PPE for our doctors, nurses, medical, nursing and midwifery students and their colleagues in remote regions of Nepal. We have collaborated  with PHASE Nepal, who are purchasing the appropriate equipment on our behalf, and it is now on its way to Jumla and Mugu.  We are in also negotiating with PHASE for the safe distribution and storage of the PPE. We have asked 2 of our doctors, Nahakul and Meena, to take on the final arrangements for the ...

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Kamal gets vaccinated

Kamal has had his 1st dose of covid vaccine. He writes "Nepal launched its largest immunisation campaign on Wednesday with its 1st covishield vaccinations for health workers, following a gift of one million doses from India We are so relieved that the vaccine is finally being rolled out in Nepal. Fingers crossed all our doctors, nurses, medical students, nursing and midwifery students get the vaccine as soon as possible. They are all working frontline in hospitals and health posts throughout Nepal.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Lalit recovers from Covid-19

Dr Lalit, our first ever DFN funded student, now a doctor undertaking his postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology in Egypt, is recovering from being extremely unwell with Covid-19. He touchingly writes “I pray to God for my life. I want to survive because I need to do many things that are pending…I remember those beautiful days of working in the remote hospitals of Nepal…I remember the smiles of my patients after getting new life..” We asked Lalit to write about this dreadful virus and how it has effected him. We all wish you well dear Lalit. ...

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