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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 ...
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 ...
Our first female DFN sponsored student, Dr Meena, has shared the extraordinary story of how she saved the life of a mother and baby, whilst working in an extremely resource-limited setting. She is working in the far west of Nepal, in a tiny mountain-side hospital. There are no operating theatre lights, and no electricity to power instruments to stem blood-flow.
A few weeks ago she undertook an emergency caesarian section on an extremely unwell women who had been in labour for over two days. It took many hours to convince the family that a Caesarean was required to save ...