Weʼve raised £510 to fund Emergency Medicine Training to 100 Health Assistants in rural & remote Nepal delivered by UK based volunteer Drs.
- Doncaster, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017
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Emergency Medicine is now a global discipline but in Nepal only a handful of doctors are emergency physicians. If you live in a remote or rural area of Nepal and you have an accident, you will see a Health Assistant who has had 2 years training in healthcare. There is no programme of education in Emergency Medicine for Health Assistants and many children and adults die because of a lack of emergency care within the first hour of the accident.
After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal thousands of lives were lost but at the same time many died because of a lack of knowledge and skill in knowing how to respond in an emergency. Core training in specific emergency thinking in Airways, Breathing, Circulation and Disability, can save lives and prevent a life time of disability.
We are a group of Emergency Medicine Physicians from Nepal, UK and Europe who have formed a charity called the International Centre of Emergency Medicine, together with Academics from the International Academy of Medical Leadership www.iamedicalleadership.com have joined with The Red Cross, Ithari, Nepal and Sangit Sahana Pratisthan, Ithari, Nepal and devised a Certificate in Remote Emergency & Primary Care in Nepal. We will train 100 health assistants from November 2017 to December 2018 and are raising money to pay Health Assistants to be released from their health post for two days in November 2017 and one day a month in 2018. We are also seeking funding to print 100 Emergency Medicine competency handbooks. With your help we can build the Emergency Medicine Capability in Remote and Rural Nepal and save lives. Thank you for your help.
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Jul 28, 2017
Hugely important cause, Jill, so I am delighted to support this. Too many people on this plant do not have access to adequate health care
Jul 24, 2017
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Dr Prakash Subedi is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the UK and Dr Jill Aylott PhD is an academic with experience in curriculum design and delivery. We are volunteering with other doctors to support access to quality Emergency Medicine services for those in remote areas.