Lalit recovers from Covid-19

Dr Lalit, our first ever DFN funded student, now a doctor undertaking his postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology in Egypt, is recovering from being extremely unwell with Covid-19. He touchingly writes “I pray to God for my life. I want to survive because I need to do many things that are pending…I remember those beautiful days of working in the remote hospitals of Nepal…I remember the smiles of my patients after getting new life..” We asked Lalit to write about this dreadful virus and how it has effected him. We all wish you well dear Lalit. ...

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Online auction in aid of PPE

We are hosting an online auction to raise urgent funds to provide PPE to protect healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in some of the most remote parts of Nepal.SOME AMAZING PRIZES TO BE WON 1 night's camping in private glade, Wilderness Wood, East Sussex1 night's stay for 2, houseboat, Shoreham-by-Sea1 hour's flight for 1 along coast East Sussex1 week's stay for up to 10 people, Provence, France CLICK HERE TO START BIDDING Very few hospitals or health-workers in Nepal have any form of PPE, so our goal is to raise as much money as possible to purchase ...

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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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Dhanendra organises 1,800 masks for his remote region

3rd year DFN medical student Dhanendra heard that health workers in his remote part of Nepal - Dailekh, Kalikot and Bajura - have no access at all to basic PPE i.e. masks. He really wanted to do something about this and was talking to his friend Bhagyashwari Singh who is studying nursing in USA. Together they came up with a plan. "I read news in national daily paper that health workers working in Bajura treating patients without PPE or even masks and that make me so sad. I shared the news with Bhagyashwari. We talked a lot on the phone and she told me that she can ...

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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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