HDSN Medical Camp in Sindupalchowk
We Help Nepal helped organize an expedition to Thokhorpa, Sindhupalchowk last weekend. It was a productive two days for a team of 25 volunteers and six organizations coming together for a cause to serve the ones affected by the earthquake.
HDSN Video Update
The Health and Development Society of Nepal has put together a moving picture montage of their work since the earthquake, from health shelters to dental camps in affected areas. You can watch the video below. We Help Nepal is continuing to support their work.
HDSN Win "Hack the Quake" Contest with Transitional Shelter Module
#WeHelpNepal is proud to have helped Dr. Kiran and the Health and Development Society of Nepal invest in resources to explore transitional shelter that is endemic to Nepal. Dr. Kiran and his crew came up with a modular shelter that isn't hot (like tin), has light, and can be used for health centers, schools or families. On Wednesday of this week, they competed in the Nepal Engineer Association (NEA) contest and won in the Health category.
HDSN Organizes Dental Camp for Langtang Refugees
Today it was a chance to meet the policy makers, government officials, bureaucrats to hear their story of the whole post disaster efforts and summarize what went wrong and what we should learn. Meanwhile, my team organized a dental camp at Swayabhu where the displaced people from Langtang had been kept.
HDSN Tests New Shelter Prototype for Health Clinics
This shelter was made as a makeshift healthpost for the people of Lamatar VDC adjoining Kavre. This healthpost provides care for 380 households with a rough estimated population of 1800 people. The locals have planned to shift the medicines and the necessary commodities to the new shelter by today so that it can resume services until a more permanent structure is built by the government.
HDSN Shifting from Sanitation to Shelter
As we have taken our step into shelters along with the existing hygiene and sanitation we decided to break up the core group with various responsibilities. The soaps, phenyl and bleaching powder are still being taken by various relief groups heading out of the valley but the numbers are slowly declining which is why we are targeting the DHOS of Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk in the coming days with a heavy consignment for them to distribute.
Dr Kiran Awasthi On Preventing a 2nd disaster
On 10th April 2015, Dr Kiran Awasthi had enjoyed a recent birthday, and was wondering whether his work at the Health and Development Society of Nepal (HDSN) was more dentistry, public health or accounting. Just two weeks later, he knew the direction his life needed to take. The devastating earthquake inspired a call to action and he mobilized the 1995 alumni from St Xavier’s College in Kathmandu. Some were overseas and raised funds, while others worked on the ground to distribute sanitation equipment to hospitals and medical camps. They were committed to preventing further epidemics in this period of disaster.Read more