Ever since the first time I was in Nepal, I've been yearning to go back and really do something for the people I met there. It might have been the parents who lived too far away to bring their sick children to a hospital before it was too late, or maybe the mothers who are in constant fear that they will become pregnant, a condition that should be joyous, but instead is all too often lift-threatening in Nepal. Then there were the others, those who were left without treatment, sometimes to die, simply because the hospital was too busy on that day — or because the family couldn’t afford the necessary treatment. They died due to lack of medication, lack of equipment and lack of funds. It all comes down to a lack of access to healthcare.
On October 15 I came back to Nepal and here I have joined a group of talented young academincs who all have a desire to bring change health care in Nepal.
Our team consists of Dr. Justin Jung Malla, Dr. Saujan Shreshta, MBA graduate from London UK and photographer Mr. Rajkumar Silwal, nurse Ms. Ashmita Malla, and myself (B.Sc Biomedical Engineering). Together we have created the association Access Health Care Nepal, and our first mission a health camp in Rukum District. Rukum was one of the sites of Maoist insurgency in Nepal and is today one of the poorest and most negected areas in the country, where access to health care is either scarce or completely non-existant.
With us we bring medication and basic means of treatment. Our doctors will to treat the patients we meet. Equally importantly, we will document the health care situation in Rukum in articles, that will be shared on www.davidkvcs.com as a launching point to reach as far as we possible. As biomedical enginner, I will write a technical report about the health care situation in Rukum with suggestions to projects, that may benefit the health care sitution in the area.
Note: All donations to this campain go strictly to medication, other means of treatment and transporataion!
The top pictures is from a healthcamp in Piple Nepal, where I took part and the lower picture shows Dr. Jung Malla examining a one of the children during a health check-up of the children at Sri Satya Sai Bal Ashram Orphanage in Nepal.