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, at her Aunt's house, where she was also obliged to work by looking after her Aunt's children and doing chores, in return for her board and lodging. Sangita is on a full scholarship from the Nepal Government which covers all her tuition fees, but she ...

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Kamal’s short story about poverty and Covid-19

Kamal has just had a short story published on Setopati's website - Nepal's most reputable digital newspaper with over 1.7 million readers. The article, which you can read below, is a work of fiction, but is based on Kamal's real feelings and true events that have happened in his life. The protagonist of the story, Harke, is an imagined character but his story represents the actual problems of poverty faced by many people from the Karnali region and other remote areas of Nepal. Kamal has dedicated his story to his mother, who is recovering from her encounter with ...

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Nahakul saves young boy’s tongue

A 5-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after cutting his tongue while bathing in a stony river. The boy fell out of a tree and bit his tongue which was almost completely severed.  His father took him on the back of his motorbike, on a 7-hour journey to the nearest hospital, along treacherous mountainous roads. People in remote Nepal sometimes have to walk for up to 9 days to reach their nearest hospital, and then it’s not guaranteed that a doctor will be there to help them. Nahakul works at Manma District Hospital in Kalikot and successfully sewed ...

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Christmas Shopping with Doctors For Nepal

Announcing the launch of our new DFN shop! We are selling some beautiful handmade Nepalese goods which make perfect Christmas gifts. CLICK HERE to purchase 100% pure cashmere scarves, baubles, gloves, hats, t-shirts and much much more. All proceeds will go directly to DFN. EASY FUNDRAISING: Did you know you can also raise free funds for us when you shop online?! It doesn't cost anything extra and it's really quick and easy with Easy Fundraising. CLICK HERE and follow instructions. AMAZON SMILE: or if you shop online at Amazon, you can donate 0.5% of ...

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News from Kamal

We asked Kamal, one of our newest qualified doctors, to let us know how he is coping with Covid-19 as he works as a medical intern in Patan Hospital in Kathmandu. Here is his report, in his own words:"Till now I’m safe here, I pray to god you are also safe there. As the cases of corona virus rise day by day here also, the mortality rate is increasing as well. Up to today (September) there were altogether 44235 cases are positive among which 25526 cases were recovered and 271 cases died because of corona. The symptomatic cases are increasing. Now, our country in 2nd ...

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