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On January 6, 2018, Kanti Children’s Hospital held a ceremony to celebrate its 56th anniversary. Minister of Health Dipak Bohara was the chief guest, and other dignitaries from the Ministry of Health, other hospitals, universities, and government agencies were present as special guests. During the ceremony, Kanti Children’s Hospital presented three supporting organizations, including Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), with certificates of appreciation. The certificate is signed by Dr. Ganesh Kumar Rai, director of the hospital; Chairman Subodh Raj Acharya of the Kanti Children’s Hospital Development Board; and Minister of Health Dipak Bohara.

This certificate of appreciation marks a...

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Photo: the Kathmandu Post

The Kathmandu Post has reported on the continued cold wave in Nepal and the toll it is taking on flood-displaced families. These families are without warm clothing or shelter, and many are suffering with hypothermia.

Cold has led to more than 40 deaths in several Tarai districts this winter. More than half of these fatalities have been reported in Saptari, where 25 people have died so far.

The entire article can be read by clicking the image below or reading it on the Kathmandu Post website.

Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) arrived in Nepal shortly...

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Bhadra Sharma and Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times have written an article shedding light on the Hindu tradition of segregating menstruating women from the home because they are believed to be unclean. The Nepalese government has made it illegal to force menstruating women to isolate themselves, but to give communities time to adapt to the new laws, there is a grace period until August where no there will be no consequences for those who continue to practice this tradition.

“What this is, is segregation,” said Ms. Paudel, the activist. “And we as...

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The Himalayan Times reported that the National Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concern for the deaths attributed to the cold wave and how the extreme temperature are crippling normal life. The NHRC warns people have died from the common cold, fever, and diarrhea and has urged the government to send aid.

“Highly disadvantaged groups, senior citizens, women, children and patients have been hit the hardest by the cold snap, and local hospitals and health posts are having a tough time delivering curative services for the want of health workers and medicines,” read a press release issued by the NHRC...

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“Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region.”

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“Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll.

The devastating floods have also destroyed or damaged 18,000 schools, meaning that about 1.8 million children cannot go to classes, Save the Children warned on Thursday.

The charity said that hundreds of thousands of children could fall permanently out of the school system if education...

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“Free Health Camp by Real Medicine Foundation”

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“*Dhulikhel, 30 June.* A free health camp was conducted by Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) at Dhulikhel, Kavre. Altogether, 48 people benefitted from the camp, including female children from Help Nepal Network Children’s Home. A medical officer, Dr. Munu Mahat, and health personnel from Paramedical Association of Nepal (PAN) conducted free health check-ups and a free medicine distribution program, and a dentist, Balaram Dhail, conducted free dental check-ups and counseling on dental hygiene. Due to the poor dental hygiene of the children from the orphanage, Mr. Balaram conducted a demonstration...

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RMF Support to National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)

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Kathmandu, 26th July (Nagarik) – Real Medicine Foundation has handed over support and educational materials to Bir Hospital Nursing Campus, the nursing school of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS). RMF Program Manager Ganesh Shrestha handed over the support to Prof. Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Gurung, Honorable Vice Chancellor of NAMS in a special ceremony.

In the ceremony, Dr. Gurung highlighted the fact that initiation of the Midwifery Education Program at NAMS was long awaited and involved a lot of effort from many people. He explained that quality...

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Translation: Wheelchair Distribution in Madan Kundari

Publication: Kavre Post
Date: December 4, 2016


Madan Kundari – Wheelchairs have been distributed in a remote village of the Kavre district: Madan Kundari. On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, wheelchairs were distributed to 9 physically disabled people of Madan Kundari. The program, organized by the Madan Kundari Health Post, was chaired by Mr. Jhamka Gautam, the chairperson of the Health Post Management Committee. The program was conducted by the chief of the health post, Mr. Tej Bahadur Ghising.

Mr. Ganesh Shrestha was the chief guest and the program administrator. He is the Nepal representative...

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Listen to the interview on the BBC News Website

BBC World Service interviewed RMF Nepal Program Program Coordinator, Barsha Dharel on April 24, 2016. Please follow the link above to listen to the interview. The Barsha Dharel interview, conducted by David Deng, starts around 46:20 mark. Below is a transcript of the interview.

David Deng: The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal last year has come and gone, but the aftershock is far from over. Twelve months on, the destruction that overtook the nation has left thousands desperate to find the means to survive whatever the circumstances. I’ve been speaking to...

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Nepal’s Landless Earthquake Victimes Deprived Of Funds to Rebuild: Oxfam Report

BY ADITYA KONDALAMAHANTY ON 04/23/16 AT 7:35 AM

Victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal last year are being deprived of funds to rebuild their homes because they either they do not own land or cannot prove they owned the place where they lived, global anti-poverty group Oxfam said in a report Friday.

Nepal’s government has announced grants of 200,000 Nepali rupees ($1,900) to families that can prove they owned land before the earthquake, which struck on April 25, 2015. However, some of the most vulnerable people are being...

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