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Doctors for Nepal

We are raising money to help improve healthcare in rural Nepal

By providing impoverished medical and nursing students with scholarships, they then return to their remote communities to serve as doctors and nurses providing much needed medical care.
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RCN 1133441

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In rural Nepal, patients can walk up to 9 days to reach basic healthcare and then must walk all the way home again once treated. 

Last year, TEAM DFN hiked with JustWalk https://www.just-walk.co.uk/ across the beautiful South Downs National Park in West Sussex, to raise money to provide scholarships for under-privileged medical and nursing students to train to become doctors and nurses in rural Nepal. On 12th May 2018 we will be doing it all over again, but this time we are upping our game and walking the following distances: 25km, 35km, 45km and even 60km! Please do consider sponsoring our intrepid team of walkers here, and if you would like to join in the fun, please contact cesca@doctorsfornepal for further details.   

WHAT IS DOCTORS FOR NEPAL?  DFN aims to improve healthcare in rural Nepal by providing scholarships to under-privileged medical and nursing students. They then return to their communities to provide much needed medical care. DFN was founded by Dr Kate Yarrow in 2008, after spending a year working in the remotest part of Nepal for the international aid organisation Médecins sans Frontières, she made a promise to a young healthcare worker Lalit, that she would sponsor him to fulfil his dream of becoming a doctor.  DFN currently supports 6 medical and 4 nursing students. Our first student – Lalit graduated as a doctor in September 2012 and two further students –Meena and Nahakul completed their training in September 2016.     

THE COST OF EACH MEDICAL STUDENT IS IN EXCESS OF £30,000, A SUM THAT ONLY THE RICHEST OF FAMILIES CAN AFFORD IN NEPAL.  

By supporting Doctors for Nepal, you will be not only be changing the life of one student, but potentially helping to bring medical care to tens of thousands of patients who currently have to walk for days to reach even the most basic of medical care. To find out more about DFN please visit http://www.doctorsfornepal.org/  

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Doctors for Nepal

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RCN 1133441
Doctors for Nepal provides full scholarships to underprivileged Nepalese students who pledge to work in rural Nepal for an agreed period of time once qualified as doctors, nurses and midwives.

Donation summary

Total raised
£641.33
+ £131.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£641.33
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£66.33
Donations via fundraisers
£575.00

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