Preventing severe burns in Nepal

Program to prevent burns in communities in the Kathmandu region (55,000 people per year). Training is given to women and children in the outskirts of Kathmandu.

A few key figures:

  • 80% of burns can be prevented
  • Most burns occur in the home; women and children under the age of ten years are most at risk.

Local partner: The Nepal Cleft and Burn Center

The Nepal Cleft and Burn Center

The Nepal Cleft and Burn Center is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Charitable Organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The Nepal Cleft and Burn Center was originally organized by a group of US based Tibetan Rug importers in an effort to give back to the wonderful people of Nepal.

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Our local ambassador: Dr. Shankar Rai

Dr. Shankar Rai has personally performed more than 6,000 operations on severe burn victims in Nepal. He founded and manages the Nepal Cleft & Burn Center.

Originally from the hills of east Nepal, Dr. Rai is internationally recognized as an expert in surgical reconstruction for burn victims.


They support the project

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