News from medical student Sangita

Our new first year medical student Sangita has just returned from her first residential posting as part of her Community Based Learning and Education (CBLE). She describes her experience in her own words: "My first residential posting went really very well.  I learn and enjoy a lot.  The CBLE posting was scheduled for 7 days. Our main objective was to familiarize about the physical, economic, environmental and socio-cultural determinants of health at ward level, and assess the existing health services at the Health Post.  We stayed at Padampokhari ...

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Meet our new medical student Sangita

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 ...

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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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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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