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This week saw a devastating plane crash in Kathmandu in which 49 people died. We're deeply saddened by this tragic event and join our partners in Nepal in praying for all those affected.

Our partners in Nepal continue to work to build and improve palliative care in Nepal. Nurse Manju is working at Tansen Mission hospital. Dr Dan Munday is working to support the integration of the national policy which was adopted last year.

We were thrilled to have Nurse Manju, Dr Dan Munday and Dr Ruth Russell with us last month. They were visiting the UK to get further insight into how to adapt palliative care methods for their patients in Nepal. It was great to be able to welcome them at the Health and Hope Burns Dinner and to Kirkintilloch Baptist Church.

Manju also had the opportunity to do a clinical placement at St Columba's Hospice in Edinburgh. A highlight was seeing nurses in leadership within multi-disciplinary teams. We pray that the team were encouraged by their visit to the UK and equipped for their work in Nepal.

Giving thanks…

  • For a productive time in the UK for Nurse Manju and Dan with lots of new skills learned and shared that can help them in Nepal.
  • For the dedication of the palliative care team in Nepal which, while still small, is committed to seeing the specialty grow for the benefit of the whole country.

Please pray for…

  • Those affected by the devastating airplane accident earlier this week. For peace and comfort for those who mourn, for strength and recover for those who were injured.
  • Ongoing work at a national level to implement the national strategy for palliative care.
  • Nurse Manju as she continues to apply her skills and equip others at Tansen mission hospital.
  • Opportunities for more churches in the UK to engage with the work of EMMS International and its partners.