Training in rural Nepal
The Nepal Burn Society (NBS) has taken the EBC to Tansen, Palpa District in rural Nepal. NBS deliver burn training in Nepal completely independently in the local language, training staff in remote rural districts at a fraction of the cost of sending an international team.
NBS’s faculty includes a mix of experienced surgeons, doctors, nurses, therapist and other health professionals who deliver this 1 day training covering all the core aspects of essential burn care in resource-poor environments. The training was delivered to 32 participants from United Mission Hospital (an NGO hospital), or nearby Lumbini Medical College and Palpa Hospital, government health services.
Despite the disruptions throughout 2015, NBS have continued to do a fantastic job in training local staff. Since this joint project began in July 2013, they have trained 445 health care staff, including 132 surgeons and doctors, 189 nurses, 26 therapists and 96 other allied health professionals.
The experienced local faculty included staff from Kathmandu and Tansen, notably Dr Ishwar Lohani, Dr Bal Mukunda Basnet, Dr Arun Budha, Ms. Poonam Pandey, Mr. Paras Shrestha, Ms.Nara Devi Bariya and Ms. Mina Pandey. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all of them for giving us their time and support for this programme.