Let all things be done for building up. 1 Corinthians 14v26
Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in 2015, EMMS International, in partnership with INF, have been undertaking a palliative care project to assess the needs of the people affected by the earthquake in two rural districts, Gorkha and Lamjung, and to provide training and support to health care workers in these areas.
Recently, 23 health post workers (some pictured above) attended the first ever two-day palliative care training course, at Green Pastures training centre, led by Nurse Manju, INF specialist palliative care nurse supported by EMMS International.
Training provided over the two days concentrated mainly on non-communicable diseases, like respiratory and cardiovascular, which are amongst the greatest needs in Nepal, but remain largely neglected.
Nurse Manju (pictured right) and INF’s community worker, Mr Bijay, are planning to provide some follow up for those who attended the course, to help them utilise their new knowledge and to develop skill in caring for those who need palliative care.
Read more about our palliative care work in Nepal here.