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Breaking Down Gender and Generational Gaps in Nepal

Together with the local national non-government group SOLID Nepal, International Medical Corps has trained young volunteers as peer educators to communicate vital—and factual—sexual and reproductive health information to their classmates. The results have been swift and impressive. “The barrier between boys and girls in our school has been broken,” says Saroj Thapa, a 16-year-old boy …

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Mental Health in Nepal

This is the story of Rita, a 34-year-old mother of three, who has battled psychosis for most of her life. Her struggles started as a young girl, but worsened after she stopped taking her medications when her husband moved to India to find higher-paying work. As a child, Rita competed against her younger sister at …

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Mental Health in Nepal

This is the story of Shambu Gurung, a 30-year-old Community Psychosocial Worker (CPSW) employed by a local partner organization helping International Medical Corps implement its Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) programs in Nepal’s Dhading District following the series of major earthquakes that struck Nepal in the spring of 2015, claiming thousands of lives. Shambu …

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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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A Resilient Twin Survives Malnourishment In Nepal

20-year-old Rita Acchami of the Kavre District in eastern Nepal was overjoyed when she gave birth to a beautiful set of twin girls, Ganga and Jamuna. Her initial joy was quickly followed with worrying news that baby Jamuna was born underweight. In the first few months the sisters grew together but Jamuna remained underweight. She …

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Nutrition Support For A Mother And Baby In Nepal

During a routine screening, a female health volunteer realized that Kalpana’s five-month-old daughter Kumari showed signs of malnutrition. Kalpana was told that she and her baby needed to see a health professional. Kalpana brought her baby into the Dhading Stabilization Center run by International Medical Corps and a local partner for severe acute malnutrition. This …

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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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