After her diagnosis with cancer Lopika was referred for palliative care at Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital. There she was treated for her pain and provided with the specialized care she needed.
It took months for Lopika to get to a local hospital, and many visits to hospitals in Kathmandu far from her home, to learn what caused her stomach pains.
It’s why our partners in Nepal are building capacity for cancer care, and palliative and end-of-life care.The ability to provide this specialized care is a success story in a country where the diagnosis of life-limiting illness comes when disease is often in advanced stages.
Your support of Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration via GlobalGiving means that healthcare providers are trained in the specialized, compassionate care that patients,like Lopika, and their families need.
It’s scary for a child facing cancer treatment anywhere in the world, but imagine travelling for 16 hours from your remote village to a hospital, to a city you have never been to. For children and their parents in lesser-resourced countries this is often their circumstance.
It’s why our partners in Nepal are building capacity for cancer care and palliative care. In our last ‘Postcard’ we reported a new joint venture between Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital – where three-year-old Arhan (pictured with his grandmother) is in care – BC Children’s Hospital, Canada and Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration.
As of now this joint venture has been extended to include Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu. The 350-bed hospital has a 25-bed children’s cancer ward providing treatment, palliative and end-of-life care.
Your generous support of Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration via GlobalGiving means that healthcare providers are trained in the specialized, compassionate care that children, like Arhan, and their families need.
It means children receive pain relief and treatment and their families are supported in their journey. We thank you for your continued support.
Photo: © Narendra Shreshta/Two Worlds Cancer
We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Two Worlds Cancers' Sunflower Children‘s Network, Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital in Nepal, and BC Children‘s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.
The goal of this joint venture is to “Close the Circle” of cancer care by working together to improve cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and early detection, as well as palliative care.
This exciting new partnership will help improve the care of children living with cancer in Nepal. It means children living with cancer will receive pain relief during treatments and palliative care before diagnosis, during treatment and if end-of-life care is necessary.
The partnership will include virtual learning and online mentorship with local and international experts through monthly case discussions providing insight into children's diagnoses and treatments at Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital.
We are also collaborating to develop specialized training for nurses and allied healthcare providers.
Your generous support with a donation today will improve the lives of children like seven-year-old Udrisya.
(Photo: Narendra Shrestha/Two Worlds Cancer)
Eighty percent of the 30 million people in Nepal live in rural and remote villages. Often this means long hours and difficult travel to reach even basic healthcare.
More than 45,000 people living with cancer require palliative care in Nepal (this is likely an underestimate as many are undiagnosed). Many others face serious illnesses that affect their quality of life.
Although a National Palliative Care Strategy was adopted by the Nepali government in 2017, there is a shortage of qualified doctors and nurses trained in both children’s and adult palliative care.
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration is helping to change that.
In January, with our partners the Nepal Association of Palliative Care, we launched a third collaborative, online training and mentoring program for Nepali healthcare providers. The 15 weekly, virtual education sessions connect participants from across Nepal with volunteer faculty from Nepal and Canada for training and patient case discussions.
And our Sunflower Children’s Network is providing online education supporting doctors and nurses caring for children in urban centres and rural regions.
The goal is simply to improve the care for children and adults with serious illnesses and for those needing palliative and end-of-life care in both urban and rural Nepal.
Your gift today helps provide vital training that will improve the daily lives of children and adults facing serious illness.
Photo: Chuck Russell/Two Worlds Cancer
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