CONGRATULATIONS Apsara and Kamal

We are overjoyed to announce that 5th year medical students Apsara and Kamal have both passed their final year medical exams and are now our 5th and 6th Doctors For Nepal. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Apsara and Dr Kamal - we are very, very proud of you both. All your hard work over the past 5 years has paid off and you are both truly dedicated to serving the remote communities of Nepal. Both will now work as interns for a year at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu before hopefully finding jobs as doctors back in their remote regions.

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LATEST NEWSLETTER re COVID-19

All our supporters have been emailed our latest Newsletter detailing news from the frontline from our doctors and students coping with COVID-19 in Nepal.  CLICK HERE to download your own copy of the Newsletter.

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DFN awards 3 more nursing scholarships

We are very pleased to announce that we have awarded scholarships to 3 new nurses who have just started their nursing training at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) Nursing College. We have awarded full scholarships to Niruta Shahi and Hardevi Bhandari and a half scholarship to Sita Sharma.  All three students come from the remote province of Jumla, part of the Karnali District. Niruta, 16, lives in Jumla with her father, who's a shopkeeper, her mother and 2 siblings - her younger brothers. Hardevi, 16, lives in a small remote village in Jumla with her ...

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Santosh catches dengue fever

Our second year medical student Santosh has returned from a placement in a rural community in Makawanpur District called Ramanthali.  He was only there for 1 week but found it extremely informative and he is now an expert on measuring blood pressure and malnutrition.  After his return he contracted dengue fever which is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes and is very prevalent in Nepal. The infection is usually mild and passes after about 1 week without causing any lasting problems.  But in rare cases it can be very serious and potentially life threatening.  We are ...

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New DFN nursing student Neelam

We are very happy to announce that, thanks to your generous donations, we are able to offer additional funds to a new DFN nursing student, Neelam Yadav, to enable her to continue her nursing studies at Patan Academy of Health Sciences Nursing College in Kathmandu.  Neelam comes from the Terai region in Nepal and is 17 years old.  Her parents are impoverished farmers who lost their home and income in recent flooding.  Neelam is the youngest of 6 siblings.  Up until now, her paternal Uncle has been trying to support her studies but cannot continue financial assistance...

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