Quick update: Seth went to Dhulikhel Hospital (about 30k east of Kathmandu) yesterday and met with Dr. Rajeev Shrestha who is helping administer our micro-research grant program. The two also met with optometrist Raju Kaiti (currently a student working on his masters) and ophthalmologist Dr. Pooja Shrestha. Raju has led a micro-research proposal (submitted before the earthquake) to improve vision screening services for children under 6 years old. We’ll be reporting more on this in the coming months. Dhulikhel Hospital is doing amazing work helping remote communities under chaotic conditions (many of the staff are living in tents). Please check out their website http://www.dhulikhelhospital.org/ we look forward to working with Dhulikhel further and wish them the best.
Dorjee checked in again from Phakding. His lodge is mostly destroyed and he has decided not to start rebuilding for at least a month as there are still tremors every day and the risk of something bigger to come still looms. He met with the school rebuilding committee and they are in the same boat and also still looking for safe land to build on. Dorjee should be back in town on Wednesday or Thursday and we hope to report more then.
Sudeep is back in the countryside – helping with aid delivery and should be back in town in a day or two.
Thanks everyone. Nepalis are resilient but people are on edge. For a well written article from the NYT we recommend: http://www.nytimes.com/…/in-nepal-dread-of-another-earthqua…