Category: Nepal


RMF Urban Health Center Anniversary

Featured in the Kavre Post

On March 6, 2019, the RMF Urban Health Center in Lakainey, Namo Buddha of Kavre District, Nepal celebrated the first anniversary of its establishment. Namo Buddha Deputy Mayor Ram Devi Tamang was the chief guest, and other distinguished guests included the ward chairperson, chief executive officer of the municipality, teachers, health post managers, and social leaders. A large number of community members were present. RMF Nepal Program Manager Ganesh Kumar Shrestha traveled from Kathmandu to attend the event, and journalists from the Kavre Post…

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RMF Dental Camp Covered in

RMF held a free dental health camp in the village of Kharkatta, Madi rural municipality-9, Chitwan District on December 29, 2018. This camp was organized in collaboration with National Doctors Association Nepal and Nepal Dental Association.

A total of 183 patients were screened and treated in the camp. Led by dental surgery professor Dr. Prenit Pokharel, a team of 7 dental surgeons served at the camp:

Dr. Prenit Pokharel Ashutosh Shukla Rajeev Mandal Prajita Karki Milan Shrestha Sonal Rayamajhi Rabin…
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Health Camp in Myagde Rural Municipality

A free health camp was conducted in Changpatan, Myagde municipality-5, Tanahun on September 22, 2018. This camp was organized in collaboration with Physicians for Social Responsibility Nepal (PSRN). PSRN is Nepali organization of medical doctors affiliated with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

A total of 351 patients benefited directly from the camp. 3 consultants, 9 medical officers, and 2 nurses provided their services.

On September 26, 2018, published a brief article detailing the events of the health camp in Myagde rural…

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RMF Supports Free Dental Camp

Event covered by Kantipur Daily

As part of our free health camps initiative in Nepal, RMF continues to provide free dental exams and treatments to needful communities in rural and disaster-affected regions of the country.

In collaboration with Palungtar municipality, Nepal Dental Science Hygienist Association, and Global Gorkha Society Network, RMF Nepal supported a free dental health camp which took place over two days at two locations within Palungtar municipality, Gorkha. The first day of the camp was conducted on September 7, 2018 at Bhrikuti High School…

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RMF Supports Free Dental Camp

Covered by National News

RMF is supporting free health camps throughout Nepal, providing essential medical access to rural and disaster affected communities.

From June 30, 2018 to July 2, 2018, RMF supported a free dental camp in three health posts of Sindhupalchok district: Chautara-5, Thulo Sirubari-13, and Sangachowk-12. There is no regular dental service in the district, and more than 500 patients benefited from the services. The dental camp was conducted in coordination with the Chautara Sangachowk Gadhi municipality and Nepal Dental Science…

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On January 6, 2018, Kanti Children’s Hospital held a ceremony to celebrate its 56th anniversary. Minister of Health Dipak Bohara was the chief guest, and other dignitaries from the Ministry of Health, other hospitals, universities, and government agencies were present as special guests. During the ceremony, Kanti Children’s Hospital presented three supporting organizations, including Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), with certificates of appreciation. The certificate is signed by Dr. Ganesh Kumar Rai, director of the hospital; Chairman Subodh Raj Acharya of the Kanti Children’s Hospital Development Board; and Minister of Health Dipak Bohara.

This certificate…

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Photo: the Kathmandu Post

The Kathmandu Post has reported on the continued cold wave in Nepal and the toll it is taking on flood-displaced families. These families are without warm clothing or shelter, and many are suffering with hypothermia.

Cold has led to more than 40 deaths in several Tarai districts this winter. More than half of these fatalities have been reported in Saptari, where 25 people have died so far.

The entire article can be read by clicking the image below or reading it on the Kathmandu Post website.


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Photo: Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency

Bhadra Sharma and Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times have written an article shedding light on the Hindu tradition of segregating menstruating women from the home because they are believed to be unclean. The Nepalese government has made it illegal to force menstruating women to isolate themselves, but to give communities time to adapt to the new laws, there is a grace period until August where no there will be no consequences for those who continue to practice this tradition.

“What this is, is segregation,” said Ms.…

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The Himalayan Times reported that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed serious concern for the deaths attributed to the cold wave and how the extreme temperature are crippling normal life. The NHRC warns people have died from the common cold, fever, and diarrhea and has urged the government to send aid.

“Highly disadvantaged groups, senior citizens, women, children and patients have been hit the hardest by the cold snap, and local hospitals and health posts are having a tough time delivering curative services for the want of health workers and medicines,”…

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""Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region."":

AmazonSmile Photograph: Shailesh Andrade

"Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll.

The devastating floods have also destroyed or damaged 18,000 schools, meaning that about 1.8 million children cannot go to classes, Save the Children warned on Thursday.

The charity said that hundreds of thousands of children could…

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"Free Health Camp by Real Medicine Foundation"


"Dhulikhel, 30 June. A free health camp was conducted by Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) at Dhulikhel, Kavre. Altogether, 48 people benefitted from the camp, including female children from Help Nepal Network Children’s Home. A medical officer, Dr. Munu Mahat, and health personnel from Paramedical Association of Nepal (PAN) conducted free health check-ups and a free medicine distribution program, and a dentist, Balaram Dhail, conducted free dental check-ups and counseling on dental hygiene. Due to the poor dental hygiene of the children from the orphanage, Mr. Balaram conducted…

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RMF Support to National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)



Kathmandu, 26th July (Nagarik) – Real Medicine Foundation has handed over support and educational materials to Bir Hospital Nursing Campus, the nursing school of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS). RMF Program Manager Ganesh Shrestha handed over the support to Prof. Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Gurung, Honorable Vice Chancellor of NAMS in a special ceremony.

In the ceremony, Dr. Gurung highlighted the fact that initiation of the Midwifery Education Program at NAMS was long awaited and involved a lot of effort from…

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Medical and Dental Health Camp Covered in Kavre Post

In response to high healthcare costs in Nepal and limited availability of medical services and supplies in remote areas, RMF Nepal conducted a free health camp in Dhulikhel, Kavre. 48 people attended, including 18 orphan girls from Help Nepal Network Children’s Home who greatly benefited from the camp’s services. Although the camp was organized on the premises of Help Nepal Network Children’s Home, local residents also arrived to receive health examinations and dental checkups. Additionally, prescribed medicines were distributed to…

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Translation: Wheelchair Distribution in Madan Kundari

Publication: Kavre Post Date: December 4, 2016

Madan Kundari – Wheelchairs have been distributed in a remote village of the Kavre district: Madan Kundari. On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, wheelchairs were distributed to 9 physically disabled people of Madan Kundari. The program, organized by the Madan Kundari Health Post, was chaired by Mr. Jhamka Gautam, the chairperson of the Health Post Management Committee. The program was conducted by the chief of the health post, Mr. Tej Bahadur Ghising.

Mr. Ganesh Shrestha was the chief guest and…

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Listen to the interview on the BBC News Website

BBC World Service interviewed RMF Nepal Program Program Coordinator, Barsha Dharel on April 24, 2016. Please follow the link above to listen to the interview. The Barsha Dharel interview, conducted by David Deng, starts around 46:20 mark. Below is a transcript of the interview.

David Deng: The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal last year has come and gone, but the aftershock is far from over. Twelve months on, the destruction that overtook the nation has left thousands desperate to find the means to…

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Nepal’s Landless Earthquake Victimes Deprived Of Funds to Rebuild: Oxfam Report


Victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal last year are being deprived of funds to rebuild their homes because they either they do not own land or cannot prove they owned the place where they lived, global anti-poverty group Oxfam said in a report Friday.

Nepal’s government has announced grants of 200,000 Nepali rupees ($1,900) to families that can prove they owned land before the earthquake, which struck on April 25, 2015. However, some of the…

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by Barsha Dharel

After a stalemate of 8 long years, the first ever constitution written by people’s representatives was promulgated on 20th September 2015 in Nepal. The country, however, remained divided, especially on few contentious issues on social inclusion and federal demarcation.

Madhesi (indigenous group based predominantly in the Terai Plains region in Nepal) and Tharu (ethnic group indigenous to Terai) parties opposed the new constitution stating that it curtailed the rights of Madhesis, Tharus, Dalits (so-called-untouchables), Janajatis (indigenous groups) and other marginalised communities. This led to violent protests and political unrest, leading to the deaths of…

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Organización Project C.U.R.E envía desde Colorado ayuda a víctimas de terremoto en Nepal

— Ivan Carrillo (@IvancarrilloTV) August 12, 2015

A short interview with CEO Martina Fuchs about a recent shipment to ‪‎Nepal‬ provided by Project C.U.R.E., and supported by IRD, LDS Charities and Gleaning For The World. Thank you!

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by our partner Subhash Ghimire

With new constitution comes resurgence in the hopes and dreams of our people, once unsure of the future but now captivated with dreams of easy, peaceful and simple life

"The constitution would be beautiful only if we succeed in uniting people from all communities," Hari Bhatta, 55, from Dadeldhura, told our reporter on the feedback trail this week.

Not every country on the brink of a new constitution would insist on something beautiful, but as Nepalis we understand that togetherness is our birthright and beauty our destiny. The earth…

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Link to Article *Here

by Nick Stockton

LESS THAN A month ago, the world fell down on Nepal. Soon after, thousands of aid workers descended to help pick up the pieces. And then, a week ago, the world fell down again. “When the second earthquake happened, people everywhere were saying the death prayer. There was a lot of screaming,” says Cindy Stein, who was working at a hospital in Kathmandu.

Stein’s organization, Real Medicine Foundation, came in to offer traditional relief—food, water, shelter, medicine. But it also delivered an often-overlooked component of…

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RMF is very pleased to announce that the kind folks over at Ace Hotel ( have agreed to match donations to our Nepal Earthquake Relief dollar for dollar up to $5,000.

Currently, our relief efforts are focused on supporting an orphanage, a children’s hospital, and providing food, water, medical supplies and tents to areas in and surrounding Kathmandu. Our most recent field report of our relief efforts can be found here

If you are interested in donating to our Nepal Relief Efforts, please be sure to mention Ace Hotel on the "Direct Donation…

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Charities, Locals and Bikers Help Repair Nepal After New Quake (via NPR)

Linda Poon

The crows freaked out. The dogs howled. And just as the sun was beginning to set, a second earthquake struck Nepal.

Animals react to earthquakes before they strike. People react after they hit. And in Nepal, Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake, coming almost three weeks after the April 25 quake, prompted a primal response.

"You could hear chunks of buildings just falling," says Cindy Stein, director of global programs at the Real Medicine Foundation, speaking from Nepal. "People were saying this…

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Another Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal (via NPR)

Eyder Peralta

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, just over two weeks after a massive magnitude-7.8 quake killed more than 8,000 people.

The United States Geological Survey puts today’s quake as close to the capital, Kathmandu, as the one two weeks ago.

From Kathmandu, Cindy Stein, the director of global programs for Real Medicine Foundation, sent this update late Tuesday:

"I’m in a very communal tent in a parking lot right now, The city is in a cryogenic freeze. Nobody is going anywhere and most…

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"This report is produced by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 6 to 8 May 2015. The next report will be issued on or around May 11."

Please click here for the full PDF.

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How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake

By Christopher Dawson, Jennifer Grubb and Ashley Vaughan, CNN

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing thousands. Many more are unaccounted for as the search for survivors continues. Google has launched a People Finder tool to help victims touch base with friends and loved ones. It allows users to look for victims or post information about people, and it also works by text messaging.

Rescue and recovery efforts are underway. Many charities and NGOs are on the ground providing essential aid and medical…

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The country’s health care system is under enormous pressure after a deadly earthquake

Alexandra Sifferlin

Hospitals throughout Nepal are flooded with patients, with thousands in need of care for acute injuries after a massive earthquake that the country’s leader said may have killed up to 10,000.

“Most public and private hospitals sent all of their pertinent staff surgeons to Kathmandu Teaching Hospital, which is the trauma center, and it’s so overrun that they are treating people in the streets,” said Cindy Aliza Stein, director of global programs Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), who helping coordinate the…

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The country’s health care system is under enormous pressure after a deadly earthquake

“Most public and private hospitals sent all of their pertinent staff surgeons to Kathmandu Teaching Hospital, which is the trauma center, and it’s so overrun that they are treating people in the streets,” says Cindy Aliza Stein, director of global programs at Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), who is helping coordinate the response. Other hospitals in the area are doing the same, partially because of high numbers of patients and partially because of structural damage and trepidation…

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