Tag Archives: medical volunteer in Nepal

getting a handle on #GlobalSurgery via video links Dec 30 2016


Everything I write is based on a simple premise: If you are a medical professional from a developed country trying out #Globalhealth or #globalsurgery for the first time, you need to know as much as possible before you go. No … Continue reading

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Announcing “The Himalayan Zap Trek 2017” GoFundMe campaign


Mention Nepal and everyone thinks of #Everest. Thirty million people live in Nepal, and 99.999999999% of them do not live anywhere near Everest.  Nepal also has a large rice-growing region, where western tourists are rarely seen. See the above photo! … Continue reading

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Biratnagar Part three – a few scenes of Nobel Medical College August 2016


This is the third of a series about the two-and-a-half weeks I spent teaching critical care skills at Nobel Medical College in Biratnagar Nepal. I taught 200 nurses and MBBS students and doctors, there. When I posted the blog about … Continue reading

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Janakpur summer 2016 – part 3 – JHCRC


Two weeks in Janakpur Nepal, training nurses and doctors in critical care skills. The first part of this series focused on Janakpur, the town in eastern Terai. It is the market town for the district, and the home of a major … Continue reading

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Medical Volunteers are urgently needed now in Nepal Jun 24th 2015


Disaster relief drama The April 25th earthquake provoked an international response from countries all over the world. Everyone knew that Kathmandu was overdue for an earthquake, and planning had taken place quietly. The western countries responded with a huge airlift. … Continue reading

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How a doctor or nurse can prepare for a medical volunteer trip to Nepal since the April 2015 earthquake.


Feb 22nd  Update My February 19th Nursing Grand Rounds appearance at DHMC in Hanover, NH – is now a warm memory. I enjoyed meeting the nurses. If you found this location because of the links, below  is the key reading for … Continue reading

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What would Florence Nightingale do if she were in #Nepal right now after the #earthquake?


What would Florence Nightingale do? I have a suggestion for all my nursing colleagues in Kathmandu. There are evidently many places where people are living outside. I am outside the Valley, and reading everything I can get my hands on. … Continue reading

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