All posts in: "Health"

  1. Prince Harry's visit to Burns-Unit

    Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu treats children up to the age of 14 and was established in 1963. Prince Harry spent time touring the hospital’s facilities and meeting with staff and patients. The Prince visited the Burns -Unit and met 16 children aged between 11 months and 11 years. In…

  2. Heart-warming initiative from Australia!

    Dear Karina, Ali and Manu, Thank you very much for your contribution of time and energy for collecting bags of dolls, sunglasses, woolen wear, candies and more to the Children at Kanti Hospital Burns-Unit. Patients in the burn ward often stay for long periods of time for treatment. Many of these children…

  3. Medical tests for seniors

      Last week , we were lucky enough to have a general medical checkup program at Mata Tirtha Old Age home. The Shenpen Medical team was led by Carrie Sengleman, a qualified nurse practitioner and committee chair of the Shenpen health program, Marsha Dupar – a qualified nurse. In many cases, family members…

  4. 'Season of Giving'

    During this season of celebration and giving, Kristy Walter, Director of Athletics at Lasell College and her friends from Boston were in Nepal for a winter vacation of trekking to Everest Base Camp.  When planning their trip, they felt that they could offer help to local initiatives and learned about…

  5. Shenpen Medical Team at Papa’s Home

     On August 1st, 2015, Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen organized a medical camp for the children at Papa’s home. The Shenpen Medical team was led by Carrie Sengleman, a qualified nurse practitioner and committee chair of the Shenpen health program, Marsha Dupar – a qualified nurse and helped by another nurse ArchanaMandal.…

  6. “A Volunteer’s Day at the Burns Unit”

    I am a Canadian student visiting Nepal to conduct some field research to support my master’s thesis. My research is focused on commercialized farmers and the experience of women farmers—is commercialization helping them or are gender relations holding them back? This is how I came to find Shenpen because they…

  7. Goody Bags at Burns Unit

    Burns are a major problem for both adults and children in Nepal. Unlike adults, accidental burns are very common in children. They are often the result of ignorance about how to prevent burns and also in some cases, negligence on the part of parents/guardians. Children are brought to Kanti from…

  8. Medical Support for Mata Tirtha Old Age Home for Elderly Women

    Two members of Shenpen’s health committee (Carrie and Archana), who are qualified nurses, visited Mata Tirtha Home for Elderly Women in January to review the healthcare being given to the women. As noted on Shenpen’s website, Nepal has seen many changes in the structure and values of its society over…