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Mental Health in Nepal

This is the story of Rohini Prasad Basaula, 45, from the village of Salyantar in the central Nepal district of Dhading near the epicenter of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Apri 25, 2015. To assist those who survived amid the ruins in Dhading, International Medical Corps provided mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for …

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Nepal Earthquakes: One Year Later

Thanks to your generous support International Medical Corps continues to support survivors of the Nepal earthquakes, one year later.
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Chandra’s Story

In late October 2008, while celebrating Deepawali (an important Nepali festival) with his family, 79-year-old Chandra Bahadur Shrestha felt a sudden loss of sensation in the right half of his body. Worried, his family rushed him to Kathmandu for treatment. The next day, Chandra Bahadur found himself laying on the hospital bed, unable to move. …

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I Know I’m Not Alone Anymore:

Bishwajyoti* married her first husband when she was 18 years old. They were happy, and she described him as a “clever and hard-working man”, before he suddenly committed suicide. To this day, Bishwajyoti does not know why. “After his death it was very difficult for me to earn a living and take care of my …

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Crushed By A Landslide

Imagine being discharged from a hospital after four months of recovery. Now, picture having to scale the precipitous mid-hills of Nepal—real mountains—for seven days before you can get home. As bizarre as it may sound, this was the predicament one Nepali man found himself in as he prepared to leave Gorkha Hospital and International Medical …

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Voices From The Field:

“Back in 2007, when I came to Nepal on a different humanitarian mission, my role was more managerial than my current work with International Medical Corps. Here, in addition to working for the emergency mobile medical unit, I get to work on implementing our programs. It is very fulfilling because I work with beneficiaries on …

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Devi’s Return Home

At 28 years old, Devi was nine months pregnant when she visited one of International Medical Corps’ Mobile Medical Units in Samaguan – a village in the remote Gorkha district of Nepal. In an ultrasound conducted at the medical unit, International Medical Corps’ doctors found that her baby was breech, which puts a mother and …

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A Measurable Impact

On July 19, 2015, International Medical Corps officially opened its physiotherapy unit on the premises of the district hospital in Gorkha, the epicentre of a powerful earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25. Built and operated by International Medical Corps in coordination with local government and health officials, the physiotherapy unit is the first of …

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A Nurse by Training

Before the tragic earthquake that ravaged Nepal on April 25, Priyanka Tamang volunteered at various hospitals in Kathmandu. A nurse by training, she is young and highly motivated to serve her country. “A few days after the main shock, my parents encouraged me to fulfil my duty as a nurse by caring for the victims,” …

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