Health Care

NCDF has an active involvement with collaborative health care initiatives. This legacy (2004) video shows a volunteer team (called No Boundaries) from the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto attending to young patients at the Royal Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu. Special attention was paid to burn victims and those with birth defects. Dental teams also attended.

The video below shows a number of young burn patients being attended to by HSC (Hospital for Sick Kids) physicians.

This image gallery shows some of the activities of the No Boundaries group, including dentistry, surgery, burn treatment and education.


Namsaling Health post

Health post in Namsaling

In 1989 NCDC, with the aid of NCDF and a CIDA grant, constructed the first local health post in the Namsaling area. The clinic is stocked with donated medicines and supplies. Now most villagers have access to health services that were previously unavailable. The clinic sees, on average, 10 to 15 patients per day, for an annual total of approximately 4,500 patients. Vaccinations, seen in the video above, are an important components of preventative health care.

NCDF Executive Director Barry Bialek M.D. examining a patient in the Namsaling health post.
NCDF Executive Director Barry Bialek M.D. examining a patient in the Namsaling health post. (2)

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