I am raising money for Doctors For Nepal by running the Royal Parks Half Marathon!
Nepal is a stunning country with a wealth of culture and beauty but is deprived of the wealth needed to provide funding to train qualified doctors. Doctors For Nepal is charity successfully aiming to bridge the gap.
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 7 medical and 3 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.
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/