Dear Friends and Colleagues:
As many of you are aware, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu this past Saturday.
Rescue efforts are underway and the death and injury toll continues to rise. Many aid groups are on the ground providing needed support, disaster relief and emergency supplies.
We continue to hear that there is an immediate need for tents, blankets, food, water and medical supplies.
The Center for Global Health has multiple projects ongoing in this region. For several years we have been working in partnership with the Binaytara Foundation in Kathmandu to develop a Bone Marrow Transplant program.
In addition, our faculty have been working on disaster preparedness and emergency response programs with our medical colleagues in Kathmandu and in the Himalayan mountain villages.
We have been following the developments in this region very closely with our physician colleagues working with us who are there.
We have received a number of inquires regarding reputable organization where donations can be made. We have developed the list below to share.
Binaytara Foundation: http://binayfoundation.org/
The Binaytara Foundation is collaborating with healthcare professionals and hospitals in Nepal to help the victims, and to help prevent the aftermath diseases.
Project Cure: www.projectcure.org
Is accepting donated medical equipment, supplies & cash contributions to deliver medical relief.
In addition, there is a group of guides in Nepal who have had an integral part in the Everest Based Camps (EBC) over the years, working as guides with Wilderness Medicine CME. Many of these guides have been affected by the devastation of the recent earthquakes, especially Bharat Kharki whose home was destroyed. A fund has been set up to help Karki, as well as his staff, rebuild what they have lost and will be sure to lose as there will be a decline in guide work as tourism declines while Nepal is rebuilding. You can donate to Karki and his fellow Nepalese guides HERE
Giving is optional.