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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.

IMG_0873.JPGRecently, 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.

Giving thanks…

  • For the enthusiasm of the 23 health care workers from Gorkha and Lamjung who wanted to develop their knowledge of palliative care and attended this course.
  • For Sr Manju and the team for their willingness to help lead, teach, and support the 23 health care workers in their palliative care education.
  • For the strong partnership EMMS International has with INF International and the progress made in implementing this course.

Please pray for…

  • The people living in Nepal, especially the two rural districts Gorkha and Lamjung, that they will receive the healthcare they need.
  • The 23 health care workers. That they will have confidence and enthusiasm when implementing the knowledge and skills gained from the course.
  • The future of the training course. That more health care workers will attend and learn vital skills needed to provide quality health care within the country, and for Nurse Manju and the team for strength and encouragement when teaching the course.