Roads to Rehab Nepal

By Roads to Rehab Nepal

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Background:

Many people living in remote regions of Nepal do not have access to primary healthcare, medical treatment or rehabilitation services. Medical care is not free in Nepal and poverty is widespread.

The closest hospital may be a 2 - 3 day journey away on foot or by bus or both and regional hospitals are often inadequate, have few facilities, are poorly staffed and insufficiently funded.

What we do:

Our mission is to improve health outcomes for people who experience life changing injury or illness but cannot access medical and rehabilitation services due to poverty.

How we do it:

We do this with our project partner, Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation (NHEDF). They run a medical Shelter in Kathmandu that accomodates 16 - 20 patients. They fund and facilitate medical and surgical intervention, nursing care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services.

Between us and with the help of NHEDF's nurses and physiotherapist, we help rebuild self-reliance, dignity and confidence and change the lives of people who have no one else to turn to and nowhere else to go.

We used to have a separate project helping women in Nepal who have obstetric fistula however this has now been merged with our NHEDF project.

How you can help:

Your generosity will help us continue the wonderful work we are doing - Visit our website www.roads-to-rehab-nepal.org and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Roads-to-Rehab-Nepal-1833015856938728

to read some of our patient stories and see how we have changed their lives.

My story:

I am an Aussie Nurse called Virginia. I fell in love with Nepal many years ago, and over the last two decades, I have been involved in wonderful work to create change and improve health outcomes.

Thanks a million for your support!

Virginia Dixon,

President, Roads to Rehab Nepal

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