Children's Medical Aid Foundation

Children's Medical Aid Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children and families in Nepal by bridging healthcare needs with access to healthcare services. We facilitate the fund development, local and international partnerships and volunteer assistance required to provide no- or low-cost healthcare services to indigent families in rural, remote areas of Nepal.
Aug 14, 2015

We Did It!

The Kitchen Crew Made it Happen
The Kitchen Crew Made it Happen

In 2012 a make shift kitchen was created at Kirtipur Cleft & Burn Center.  Even though the building was unfinishd. The kitchen came together to accommodate a volunteer surgical team from Operation Smile and the 60 patients that they were coming to serve.  The make shift kitchen some how manifested nutritional healthy meals for visiting volunteers, staff and patients. Shortly after that Children's Medical Aid became involved and committed to design a modern kitchen, with trained  personnel providing healthy nutritious meals for patients and staff.   The ability of the kitchen staff to respond to the earthquake crises was the greatest reward for me.

Since the original earthquake on April 25th, donations  have been received from supporters around the world that have helped in numerous ways.  Your donations helped to provide over 2,000 meals a week for earthquake victims for more than 5 weeks.  Other substantial donations of money and equipment have helped the hospital provide medical care directly to those who have been hardest hit.   We continue to provide free meals for hospitalized patients that are without funds.  Your generosity has helped us through the worst of the crisis. Things are now starting to get back to normal. Good job everyone.

Congratulations to you and everyone.

New cashier station installed
New cashier station installed
New window netting to keep flies out.
New window netting to keep flies out.
2012 From whence we have come.
2012 From whence we have come.
Jul 27, 2015

Kirtipur Hospital Helping Eartquake Victims

Kitchen crew at work
Kitchen crew at work

Since the original earthquake on April 25th, donations  have been received from supporters around the world that have helped in numerous ways. $11,000  helped to feed over 2,000 earthquake victims a week for 5 weeks, and other substantial donations of money and equipment have helped the hospital provide medical care directly to those who have been hardest hit.   We continue to provide free meals for hospitalized patients that are without funds.  Your generosity has helped us through the worst of the crisis. Things are starting to get back to normal. Good job everyone.

Kirtipur Hospital is one of the few hospitals that survived the earthquake with the ability to provide medical care.  The majority of injuries have been related to wounds and broken bones, and some burn injuries. Over 200 surgeries were completed free of charge and 800 earthquake victims were treated without reimbursement.  Due to the severity of an injury, several surgeries may be required to correct a problem and must be followed by dressing changes and therapy. Because of this several earthquake victims are still being treated by the hospital.  

We have seen a drop in the number of surgeries for disfigured children due to the hardships that the earthquake has imposed on familes.  This will change as the infrastructure improves and people can get back to normal lives.

Now it’s time to “help the hospital heal”.  Supplies need to be replenished.  Funds are needed to address the economic deficit and maintain services that are still very much needed by the community.

Eight bed post op ward (before)
Eight bed post op ward (before)
Post Op ward (after)
Post Op ward (after)
May 15, 2015

On Shaky Ground

Exhausted Mother Safe in Hospital
Exhausted Mother Safe in Hospital

On May 12, 2015, a second powerful 7.3M earthquake struck southeast of Kathmandu near Kodari. This time it was centered 50 miles east of the capital in Kathmandu.  Children's Medical Aid Foundation is based out of the Kirtipur Cleft & Burn Center is still standing and able to provide food and medical care for all those that find their way to the hospital.

The head count in the hospital is rising daily with 150+ new admissions as of yesterday. Today two military buses arrived with nineteen post-op patients from a military hospital in Kathmandu as their building was not trustworthy.  Doctor Shankar Rai, Director of the Cleft & Burn Center and CMAF is constantly being challenged with the intensity of facilitating patients and management of staff and volunteers.  This all means that we have more people to feed.

The hospital cafeteria staff shine as they work diligently to keep up with increased number of people that need to be fed.  Enough rice to last one month was donated to the hospital cafeteria by an unknown organization.  We are very grateful to that humanitarian organization as we accept their help.  Beginning on April 25, the day of the earthquake we have been dedicated to feeding 400 - 500 people each day.  We have provided more than 6,700 meals in 18 days. 

Normally I would have been in Kathmandu during this time of year but for the grace of God my schedule kept me here in California where I can raise funds for earthquake relief.  I do plan on returning to Nepal in Mid June to manage things in person.

Child Camping with Friends
Child Camping with Friends

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