Meet Subash: Subash Sarki is a 14-year boy living with his family in the Ramechap district of Nepal. In 2016, Subash’s father took him to the hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, when his son started to feel pain in his arms and legs that prevented him from walking. At the hospital, Subash was diagnosed with lymphoblastic […]
Through an emphasis on longitudinal care and effective care coordination between the facility and community levels, Possible’s integrated hospital-to-home approach provides an effective model to tackle the NCD burden in the most underserved communities, where the need is the greatest.
Meet Muna & Babesh Babesh is a five-year-old boy receiving treatment for stage four neuroblastoma in Kathmandu, Nepal. His family’s home is in Itahari, nine hours by car from Kathmandu. After Babesh was diagnosed, he and his mother Muna moved to a small apartment in Kathmandu so that he could receive treatment. His father works […]
Meet Radha Radha Devi Shaud, from rural Nepal, was with her daughter in the jungle cutting firewood (used for cooking) when she slipped and broke her leg while climbing down from a tree. Her young daughter and her daughter-in-law helped to get her up, and carried her on their backs to the market. From there, […]
Meet Dipesh Dipesh Rai is 17 years old and lives in central Nepal. When he was 14, he started experiencing severe headaches and fever, his feet felt numb, and “I felt my heart trembling.” His family took him first to a shaman, then to the closest hospital, which referred him to a hospital in Kathmandu. […]
Meet Kharsang Kharsang is 14 years old from rural Nepal and has been living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) for several years. She used to feel regular joint pain and over time, her face and legs began to swell. After regular vomiting and difficulty breathing, Kharsang visited a health facility and was told she had […]
Meet Dilu Dilu Dhami, a 46-year-old farmer, was working in a field near his home in Dueursen, Nepal when a bear attacked him. The bear charged and swiped at him, causing a deep gash across his face. “There was a lump of flesh dangling from my face,” he said. Dilu’s injuries were not disabling and […]
In honor of World Cancer Day 2018, NCD Synergies and the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission are sharing video narratives of four people living with cancer in rural Ethiopia and Nepal. Their stories, part of the Voices of NCDI Poverty initiative, highlight the importance of addressing the equity gap in access to cancer services among the world's poorest populations.
Authors outline the process used by PRIME to develop a Situation Analysis Tool to analyze the gaps in mental health care in low-income countries, and inform the development of a district level mental health care plan (MHCP) in Nepal. The PRIME research consortium, led by the University of Cape Town, consists of partners in South Africa, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and has made their Situation Analysis Tool and model mental health care plans available for download.
Developed in partnership by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and RhEACH, the TIPS Handbook was designed as a resource for implementers in low and middle-income countries interested in developing a rheumatic heart disease (RHD) control program. The Handbook includes sections on health systems and baseline components including funding, human resources, and program evaluation, and clinical guidelines for primary and secondary prevention and tertiary interventions.