EBC training in Nepalgunj, Nepal
Since 2013, 755 staff in hospitals across Nepal have received EBC training through our local partner, the Nepal Burn Society. The training is delivered in the local language and reaches staff in remote rural districts at a fraction of the cost of sending an international team.
In late December, NBS completed a training in Nepalgunj, in the far west of Nepal. Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj has the only government burn service in this region. The training also targeted staff from the Armed Police Force Hospital, Tribhuvan University (Nepaljung Nursing Campus), Military Hospital Nepalgunj, and Nepalgunj Medical College.
32 staff attended the training the majority of whom were nursing staff, as well as some ancillary staff, doctors and a physiotherapist.
EBC is a one day training covering core aspects of essential burn care in resource-poor environments. It is delivered in a practical, interactive form through small group discussions, lectures and skill stations.
The faculty for the training included a mixture of surgeons, doctors, nurses and a therapist:
Dr Ishwar Lohani
Dr Sandesh Prakash Maskey
Interburns would like to thank Nepal Burn Society and all members of the faculty for running the EBC training. We would also like to thank the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for its support for our overall programme in Nepal, which DFID has funded since 2013 through two consecutive 3 year projects.