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Success Stories

Success Stories

Reminiscing a great career enhancing opportunity
Reminiscing a great career enhancing opportunity

It was a wonderful oncology fellowship experience at the hospital from July to September 2018. I take it as a lifetime achievement possible with the support of BNMT team in Kathmandu and Great Britain especially, Co-Chair Dr. Gillian. The Fellowship was coordinated by Prof. Ros Eeles and team at The...

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Fellowship in Marsden
Fellowship in Marsden

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide as per World Health Organization (WHO). Cancer is very difficult to treat, because it is enormously complex, it can adapt and evolve as its environment changes and in response to treatment. Paramount importance is of the research and trial which can...

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Balika’s New Life
Balika’s New Life

Balika Pun Magar is 58, and lives in Majkoat, Pyuthan. She belongs to a very poor family with physically and mentally ill husband and two sons who are currently working in India to earn some money. Crops/grains produced by the family lasts only for three months. Our volunteer, Narayani KC...

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Amila’s story
Amila’s story

Amila Sharma is a social mobilizer for the National TB program at the Budh Nagar Health Post in the Jahada Rural Municipality near the Indian border. Sharma is a qualified Community Medicine Assistant. She was selected as a Contact Tracer and Courier for the TB program for being dedicated and...

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Community Speaks
Community Speaks

Here are some of the voices of the community regarding Sexual and reproductive health and rights problems and challenges in Sindhupalchowk and the project.  “There is increasing trend of school dropout rate, child marriage and eloped marriage of school children from schools, teenage pregnancy, early start of menstruation in girls...

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A dedicated effort to save a life!
A dedicated effort to save a life!

Ram (name changed), worked in Kathmandu. In 2016, he returned to his hometown, a remote village in Gulmi district, to visit his parents and three brothers. He was coughing for over two weeks and constantly losing weight, so his mother took him to a nearby health post, however, they had...

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Shamsher Thapa Case Study
Shamsher Thapa Case Study

Shamsher Thapa (name changed), 45, resident of Pyuthan, was diagnosed with tuberculosis on February 7, 2018 through GeneXpert. Narayani KC, FCHV and one of the volunteers of TB REACH, thought Thapa might be suffering from tuberculosis during her contact tracing process. Mr Thapa and his wife were diagnosed with HIV...

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TB identification: A case of realization and reinforcement
TB identification: A case of realization and reinforcement

Asamaul Khatun, 55, lives in Mohattari with 5 members in the family, including a married daughter. The chicken and the buffalo herds are the main source of their income. Our volunteer met her during tuberculosis screening in the ward. In the meeting, he informed her about our program and with...

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Tireless effort by volunteers in identifying missing TB cases and their treatment
Tireless effort by volunteers in identifying missing TB cases and their treatment

Shreedhar Khadka, an 83 year old residing in Chhatradev Rural Municipality, was diagnosed with tuberculosis by TB REACH project’s staff. Our volunteers came to know that Mr. Khadka was ill and was losing weight since a long time. When our volunteers visited his home another day to collect his sputum,...

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A case of TB HIV co-infection
A case of TB HIV co-infection

Shamsher Thapa (name changed), 45, resident of Pyuthan, was diagnosed with tuberculosis on February 7, 2018 through GeneXpert. Narayani KC, FCHV and one of the volunteers of TB REACH, thought Thapa might be suffering from tuberculosis during her contact tracing process. Mr Thapa and his wife were diagnosed with HIV...

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Free health camp in Balkumari
Free health camp in Balkumari

Balkumari happily witnessed the general health camp conducted for the first time ever in its history. It was reflected by the mass gathering around Mahadev Secondary School premises and the enthusiasm of the local people eagerly awaiting the check-up over the sloppy land. The poorest of the poor were delighted...

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New Beginning
New Beginning

Shrijana Tamang (14, name changed) often fainted at school. They took her to the doctor. But her medical reports were normal. So, her parents took her to the traditional healers. Still, her problem remained unsolved. She missed lots of her classes in school. One day her teacher asked her to...

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Back to Normal Life
Back to Normal Life

Shankar Thapa was living a normal life with his family in Samundratar Nuwakot until the earthquake hit his place. His house collapsed in front of his eyes. With no shelter to live and food to eat, he felt very helpless. As days passed by, he could not carry out his...

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TB detection through School Health Intervention
TB detection through School Health Intervention

Gautam Sunar (70, Banke) had history of persistent cough, fever, night sweats and weight loss since ages. Due to poverty, he was unable to afford the healthcare services. But, his health condition was worsening day by day because of continuous cough and gradual anorexia. He felt helpless and awaited death....

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Tistung Health Post Serves as a Model Health Facility
Tistung Health Post Serves as a Model Health Facility

Tistung VDC of Makwanpur district was one of the hardest hit VDCs from earthquake where many of the local health facilities were destroyed and communities were unable to access basic health services. The Health Post building which was then a lifesaving center for the local people, had become a threat...

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Rights Based Approach and Life Skills
Rights Based Approach and Life Skills

In many cases, young people are the main change agents in their communities. Therefore in many project interventions, BNMT Nepal works with and through local youth groups in getting messages related to health across to the community. This particular case study is about providing life skills orientation to a local...

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Tailoring training has changed my life
Tailoring training has changed my life

Mrs. Indira Biswakarma age 38 is from a dalit community. A widow, she has two sons and at the same time is looking after her elderly mother in law. When BNMT came into contact with Indira, she was working as a daily wage labourer since she has a heavy debt...

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The Orientation has provided the Courage for me to Speak Out
The Orientation has provided the Courage for me to Speak Out

Mr. Hari Bahadur Rajbanshi from Morang district went to Mumbai, India in search of a job where he worked for 10 years. During his stay in Mumbai, he started to visit brothels and engage in sexual activities during his leisure time thus, making him a prime target for HIV infection....

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Tailoring Centre: A source of Income
Tailoring Centre: A source of Income

Twenty one year old Ram Jani Chaudhary (Tharu) is from Kolhapur, Banke district and comes from a family with seven children. She was unable to continue her studies because of her big family and started to work with her father as a labourer at a construction site where her earning...

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Income Generation
Income Generation

When BNMT staff met with Kamal, he was unemployed and living in a village in Surkhet district in Mid-Western Nepal. During the initial discussion we were able to find out that like countless young men from rural areas in Nepal, seven months back he had migrated to Malaysia for work...

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Sputum Sample Transporting System: A way of early diagnosis of TB in hard to reach population
Sputum Sample Transporting System: A way of early diagnosis of TB in hard to reach population

42-year-old Kumari Khadka had persistent cough, chest pain and loss of appetite for a month while she was working in Oman. She is a resident of Paruhangtole, Ward no 2, community Belka VDC, Udayapur District. Being a poor single mother for 11 years she decided to go to another country...

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Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

Dulari Yadava 50 year's old woman Rajpur-3, Siraha had 6 months continuous coughing, with the evening rise of temperature and night sweating in the beginning one month. She also had severe chest and stomach pain. She lost more than 10 kg of body weight during her few weeks. She is...

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