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 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.
Read more: nepalcleftandburncenter.org
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.