Health Partnership Nepal is a registered charity, set up to provide and improve medical support to one of the poorest communities in the world.
The team of clinicians and students from UK and Nepal work and together travel to parts of rural Nepal. We aim to introduce best practises to help treat, train and educate local healthcare providers and community.
The partnership is based on the Crisp Report, which identifies that UK expertise can help countries abroad by:
Strengthening public health, health systems and institutions,
Providing education and training for health workers
Making knowledge, research,evidence and best practice accessible to health workers, policy makers and the public alike
Working in a manner sensitive to culture and environment
DR. BINOD DANGAL
Binod is a lead clinician at Charikot Hospital and Provincial Director in Dolakha in Eastern Nepal. He has been part of the HPN team since 2016. He has a MD in General Practice and Emergency Medicine from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu. As a general practitioner in rural Nepal, he has the role as the local physician, obstetrician and surgeon. Binod helps lead HPN projects to drive better access to healthcare in rural and underserved regions.
DR ARCHANA KC
Archana is a National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) surgical resident based at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu’s largest government hospital. Archana has been part of HPN since 2008 as student lead when studying at Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital (NMCTH). Prior to Archana’s surgical career, she gained extensive experience working as a medical resident in rural Nepal including Jiri Hospital and Charikot Hospital. She is currently the Lead Co-ordinator for HPN Nepal and had a key role in setting up Freedom Kit Bag project link, sexual and reproductive health training programme and surgical clinics in rural Nepal.
KRISHNA JUNG THAPA
UK EXECUTIVE TEAM
MS JESS NG
Jess has been part of the HPN team for over a decade. She joined HPN in 2008 as a St George’s University London medical student and helped to set up the charity. She continues her work with HPN with a leadership role in co-ordinating the partnership between UK and Nepal.
Jess is a Paediatric Surgical Trainee in London and completed the Darzi Clinical Leadership Fellowship in Paediatric Trauma at the Royal London Hospital. She is currently focussed on rolling out children’s surgery and trauma management projects in rural Nepal.
MS SHABNAM PARKAR
Shabnam is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at St George’s Hospital in London and one of the surgical leads for HPN. She was first involved with HPN in 2010 as a surgical trainee, and since then has been a member and previous trustee of the charity. She has been actively involved in providing surgical teaching to the juniors and surgeons in training, in the fundraising, and has organised two charity balls, and several wine-tasting and live music evenings for HPN.
In her spare time, Shabnam also works with ‘Inspire The Future,’ an initiative that encourages school girls to pursue careers in science and technology. She is also a poet, having performed spoken word for several years and recently presented a TEDx talk ‘Discovering the Art in Surgery’ In London.
DR. JOSEPH TOMS
HPN Trustee for 2 years, member for 4 years, Joseph joined the charity on elective at the completion of a medical degree from St George’s University of London after having obtained a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ University of London.
As part of the HPN team Joseph is predominantly involved in student mentoring, supporting and delivering teaching programmes, including Basic Surgical Skills and Oral Health, and liaison with collaborating teams in Nepal.
Joseph hopes to develop his role within HPN to include mentoring, supporting and liaising with students from both the UK and Nepal, continuing to facilitate relevant and appropriate training programmes and helping to promote, recruit and fundraise for the charity.
DR. MILENA MARSZALEK
Milena has been part of HPN for 4 years. She trained at St. George’s University of London. She is a qualified GP working in North East London, with research interests focussed on health inequalities. After being involved with the project during her medical elective at St. George’s, she has gone on to assist with the development of the Sexual and Reproductive Health branch of HPN’s projects. She has facilitated the training of healthcare professionals and students around sexual and reproductive health, as well as delivering health education to women to banish social taboos around menstruation and post natal bleeding.
DR. CHARLOTTE HARPER
Dr Charlotte Harper is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist Registrar, who trained in London, with a special interest in global health & paediatric trauma. She has extensive experience of working and teaching overseas in low resource settings, most recently working for UNICEF in Rwanda delivering a neonatal care programme. She first volunteered with HPN in 2016 providing paediatric care at the Trishuli health camp and fell in love with beautiful Nepal & its people. With a passion for the education of health care professionals and improving Paediatric trauma care in Nepal she has designed & led the Paediatric Emergency and Trauma training programme, delivered in Chautara in 2019. She is excited to expand this programme & continue research on Paediatric Trauma in Nepal.
DR. ANJNEE SHAH
Anjnee has been part of the HPN team since 2010. She joined as a St Georges University of London medical student. Anjnee is undertaking a clinical research fellowship in Dermatology. Using her background general medical training and time in sexual health she is working with the team to develop the Sexual and Reproductive Health branch of HPNs projects. Anjnee’s passion is to continuing building long term projects that can facilitate the education and training of health professionals as well as provide positive changes to the local communities; using the varied skills of the volunteers involved with HPN.
KAREN BARRETT JESSICA TOWNSEND
DR HANNAH MARRIOTT
Hannah has been part of the HPN team since 2017. She trained at St Georges University of London where she completed her final year elective with HPN. She is currently working as a clinical fellow in emergency medicine. She is working with the team to develop a sexual and reproductive health branch of HPN and education of local health care professionals.
MR ZAHID MUKHTAR
Zahid is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at St George’s Hospital London and honorary senior lecturer in Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine at St George’s University London. He has been part of the HPN team as Clinical Lead and trustee since 2010. As well travelling to Nepal regularly with HPN, Zahid was part an emergency medical aid team during the devastating earthquake in Pakistan in 2005. Zahid continues to help lead the surgical projects and training in Nepal.
MRS JUNE ASHFORTH
June is a chartered accountant and worked at KPMG and EY in both audit and tax for over 20 years before setting up her own tax consultancy in 2007. She has extensive experience advising clients in the property and financial services sectors on tax matters – including tax planning and due diligence work on mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganisation, developing tax risk management systems and both managing and maintaining effective relationships with HMRC.