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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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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