Bone marrow transplant is an effective treatment for many patients with lymphomas, leukemias, and multiple myelomas. Unfortunately, there is no Stem cell transplant center in Nepal, a country with a population of 30 million. This project will help train the healthcare professionals (Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals) to establish a bone marrow transplant center at the Civil Service Hospital, Nepal.
Nepal is located in South Asia between India and China. Nepal's population is close to 30 million. An estimated 700 leukemia, 200 lymphoma, and 70 multiple myeloma patients are diagnosed in Nepal's cancer hospitals every year. Stem cell transplant is an effective treatment for many hematologic disorders including those mentioned above. Unfortunately, the country lacks both trained manpower and a facility to provide stem cell transplant services to these patients.
With this project, BTF will help train the healthcare professionals (Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals) to establish a bone marrow transplant center at the Civil Service Hospital, Nepal. We anticipate that this project will help Nepal to significantly improve the outcome of patients with blood disorders. Currently, the country has only two hematologists, no stem cell transplant center, and no trained nurses to provide nursing care to the stem cell transplant patients.
1.) Help reduce mortality related to hematologic disorders such as leukemias, lymphomas, and multiple myelomas which can be treated with stem cell transplant. 2.) Help develop skilled manpower in the field of hematologic malignancy in Nepal. 3.) Help establish state of the art stem cell transplant facility.