Health Partnership Nepal (HPN) is a partnership between St George’s, University of London, and Nepal Medical College & Teaching Hospital, established in 2007. It is a charity registered in the UK and aims:
HPN is organised and run by student committees based at St George’s, University of London (SGUL), and Nepal Medical College & Teaching Hospital (NMCTH). Every year since 2009, final year medical students from SGUL have travelled to Nepal for their elective, with doctors and nurses from SGUL, to run medical and surgical camps in rural Nepal in partnership with doctors and students from NMCTH.
In 2012 a new affiliation was developed with PHASE, a Nepal based charity, to employ a health worker in order to provide a year round benefit to the local population. The health worker oversees health outpostings in very isolated communities. From 2012 students will visit these health outpostings, replacing the medical camp. The 2012 surgical camp is based at Gorkha District Hospital.
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