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 ...
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 ...
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.
I returned from a trustee visit to Nepal less than a week before the UK went into full lock-down measures to try and restrict the spread of COVID-19. Within a matter of days, all of our lives have undergone unimaginable changes; geographical isolation, food shortages, the risk of life-threatening infection, and worryingly - restricted access to the healthcare that we usually so take for granted. In a moment of quiet reflection, I noticed that the self-isolation we are experiencing here in the UK is bringing us a little closer to the “normality” of life in ...
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our wonderful Nepalese evening on 19th March. Please read our Founder, Dr Kate Yarrow's message:
11th March 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to announce that we have had to make the extremely difficult decision to postpone next weeks “Nepalese Evening” that was due to be held on on March 19th in Brighton. This is due to the arrival of COVID-19 virus in the UK. There are reportedly cases of community-transmission in Brighton, and the board of trustees feels that this brings an unacceptable ...