Each year Nepal has an estimated 43,000 children in need of palliative care. Many of these children are diagnosed with advanced cancers that require palliative care from diagnosis through treatment and at end-of-life.
In 2017, the government introduced a national palliative care strategy that Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration helped develop with Nepali partners.
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration has partnered with organizations in Nepal to train healthcare providers (HCPs) in palliative care to meet the urgent and growing need for this care. Through an internationally recognized virtual education program 1000s of HCPS are trained – becoming trainers themselves and advocates for palliative care in their communities.
Your support of Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration via GlobalGiving means that healthcare providers in Nepal are trained in the specialized, compassionate care that so many children diagnosed with cancer need.
Rhadika talks quietly with an elder patient she is visiting outside her home that looks out over the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.
Rhadika is a senior palliative care nurse with the palliative care team from nearby Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital (BCH). Their patient and her husband both have advanced cancers. And the team is following up with them at their home ensuring they have support, that they have adequate pain relief, and their symptoms are not causing distress.
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration has a longstanding relationship with the palliative care team at BCH going back more than 15 years – supporting pain relief for patients, and training and mentoring the palliative care team.
Your support of Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration via GlobalGiving means that healthcare providers in Nepal are trained in the specialized, compassionate care that patients like this couple need.
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.
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