Kanti Children’s Hospital: Burns Training for Nurses and Doctors (September 2016)

September 07, 2016
Richard Bendell


In 2012, Interburns sent a team of instructors to train local faculty in Nepal to deliver Essential Burn care training in Nepali throughout the country. With funding from the UK Department for International Development, Nepal Burn Society and Interburns have since trained over 500 local health care staff in the essentials of burn care. Trainees have included doctors, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists and support staff involved in burn care, from services ranging from community-level health posts and small regional hospitals in rural Nepal through to the main national hospitals in Kathmandu.


The most recent EBC training was delivered at Kanti Children’s Hospital, the only government paediatric hospital in the country. Interburns has worked with staff from the paediatric burn unit at Kanti for over 7 years. This training included new staff at Kanti as well as several other services in Kathmandu, including the National Trauma Hospital (Bir), Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Ishan Children’s Hospital and Kathmandu Medical College. A total of 30 staff received training through this programme.



A further EBC was delivered at Janakpur Zonal Hospital in the south of Nepal on the 2nd of September, to 36 staff from JZH and a number of other hospitals in the region. Interburns would like to thank all the faculty and participants for both programmes, including Dr RP Chaudhary, Sandesh Maskey, Roshan Dangol, Gauri Karki, Poonam Pandey and Anil Dhital.