Hardship in Nepal during COVID- 19 Lockdown

We have been able to increase the money we supply for medication; but our resources have become overstretched and we cannot meet the costs of all the extra medicine needed so we are appealing for donations to help us help to keep the people of Nalang healthy. 

“You cannot fight a fire blindfolded. And we cannot stop this pandemic if we don’t know who is infected,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization on March 16.”

“There appears to be a misunderstanding in the population as well as within the government that lockdowns alone will solve the problem of Covid-19. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The lockdown is just a temporary solution. If implemented strictly for a long time, lockdown will only lead to other, more serious issues in the population.”

Whilst in most western countries Coronavirus is, hopefully, beginning to come under control the opposite is happening in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. There the virus is spreading and infecting more and more people. This is putting great strain on medical facilities. In Nalang the lockdown means that our Medical Director Shankar Silwal is the only person providing medical services to around 11,000 people whilst, for example, in England there would be at least 5 doctors, supported by nurses etc, for that number of people.

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Some of you have been generous in the past, any donations now can help us save lives. With 60% of the population living below the poverty line these people need our help more than ever. There are many ways to help!