Your generous donations support programs in Nepal
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration donations supports hospice and palliative care in the Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan and Makawanpur regions of Nepal. Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration volunteers have collaborated with hospice twinning projects at the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital (Nanaimo Community Hospice, BC), and the B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Bharatpur (Victoria Hospice, BC).
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration supports the efforts of the Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (NNCTR – the Nepali branch of INCTR) and the Nepal Association of Palliative Care (NAPCare).
Your generosity helps Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration in Nepal:
Supports re-construction of earthquake damaged palliative unit
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. Thousands have died and many more thousands are injured, infrastructure and buildings have been destroyed.
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration has provided long-standing support for palliative care in Nepal including the Palliative Care Unit at Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital – located in one of the hardest hit communities.
The Nanaimo Community Hospice twinning project and 2WCC have committed to help re-build the unit and provide continued mentorship and support for the next 3 years.
Mentor and train health care professionals
Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration volunteers travel annually to the programs in Nepal providing mentorship and palliative care training support. Funding from 2WCC supported the development of a Nepali-language, palliative care nursing training manual.
In September 2013, the Nepali government recognized palliative care as a health right which means healthcare providers can now receive government-approved training.
This milestone was the culmination of efforts by NAPCare, supported and encouraged by Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration volunteers: Drs. Fraser Black, Stuart Brown, Robin Love, Simon Sutcliffe and Max Watson; and social worker Doug Ennals. This built upon earlier collaborative programs with 2WCC, INCTR, and the Nepali Ministry of Health to build the country's national palliative and cancer control strategies.
Partner to build rural palliative care programs
In 2014, Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration initiated support for a rural-based palliative care program in Makawanpur District. This project is an expansion of a successful pilot-project using community healthcare workers to provide palliative and end-of-life-care to remote villages which have not previously had access to care – Daman, Palung and Bajrabarahi.
This rural project is the first community-level palliative care program in Nepal.