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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NEWS FROM OUR DOCTORS FIGHTING COVID-19

Dr Nahakul and Dr Meena are both in remote regions of Nepal and have yet to register any cases of COVID-19 in their small hospitals. Nahakul says "We are trying to reduce elective work, with many of our pregnant patients being able to follow up by mobile from home.  They are asked to self quarantine.  We have established a health desk at district entry point and all the people have to fill in their personal details and go through initial health check ups. And we also established an isolation ward in the hospital. We are running regular drills and trainings in case we ...

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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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Exciting news from Dr Nahakul

We are delighted to announce some great news from Dr Nahakul, who is currently working in his remote village in the west of Nepal. “I had my job interview for Nick Simmons Institute 2 weeks ago and I got the job successfully! So I rejoined Kalikot District Hospital on 6th November, for a year long posting. I will also be participating in 10 weeks long Advance skilled Birth Attendants training in a tertiary care hospital - after which I will be qualified to perform caesarean sections on my own. I am absolutely delighted! In addition I will be preparing and applying for ...

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Books donated to our students

We are extremely lucky and grateful to have received a donation of 3 large boxes of medical books for our students, which have arrived in Kathmandu from the UK. Dr Prakash organised all the students to come together for a grand opening ceremony, before putting the books in the DFN library.  These days in the UK, most medical students use the internet to advance their knowledge, as much of the information in the more traditional medical text books is available online.  However, for our students and doctors in Nepal, internet connection is very poor in their ...

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