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.
"Regrowing Nepal" Trauma Release Workshop
The Lotus Group has been managing shelter, food and child care for a group of Sinduplchowk refugees that have settled in Gorkana, on the outskirts of Kathamdu. This week, they partnered with EduSoil to put on a weeklong workshop called "Regrowing Nepal." Kids and adults from all age groups had a week long sessions of "feeling," drawing, sharing and processing.Read more
Langtang Valley Health Update
#WeHelpNepal is working with Langtang Valley Health on medical care for the survivors of the Langtang disaster. We have established a medical fund in the name of Sonam and Chandrika, nurses who died in the landslide that buried their village, to cover medical costs for those who have ongoing medical issues relating to the earthquake and avalanche, and require ongoing treatment.Read more
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.
Lotus Group Coordinates Medical Camp
Day 36. We saw at least 200 patients at our Saturday medical camp today (led by Dr. Eliza Thapa). It was especially for mothers with infants and toddlers but also adults. Most adults wanted to check their blood pressure.
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