Tukucha, Nepal—As we entered Tukucha village, the force of the earthquake was readily apparent—the sides of houses had collapsed into piles of rubble, brick and dust. Some homes appeared to be teetering on a precipice of shifting sand. Others had gaping holes where walls once stood. A
Dr. Kusum Thapa, Jhpiego’s technical leader, Upendra Dhakal and I traveled to the village, located about 50 miles outside of Kathmandu, the epicenter of the 7.9 quake, to assist the GFA Consulting Group, funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft Sur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in asses
By Sandhya Limbu and Chandra Rai | Contributor: Kusum Thapa
Kathmandu, Nepal—For the first time ever, physicians and nurses in Nepal will be able to attend on-the-job training to repair obstetric fistula, a complication of birth that leaves women incontinent and social outcasts.
Jhpiego and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have wo
Kathmandu, Nepal—The Government of Nepal is working to change a code of silence that surrounds gender-based violence (GBV) by establishing guidelines and protocols for health workers who are on the frontlines of care for women.