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 making it 4 hours travelling every day to get to the medical school.
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 becoming ...
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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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 ...
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 ...