ANMF VP speaks at International Science and Technology Conference

Dr. Santosh Sapkota, vice president of America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF) spoke at the ninth annual international conference on Saturday, April 1 2017, titled “Science and Technology-New Perspectives and Challenges.”

 

Conference coordinator Menuka Karki said the conference is one of the biggest events NeSA engages in to keep NMSU vibrant and visible across the United States. Topics of the presentations include science and technology; health, science, technology and engineering; and education, literacy, diplomacy and development. Durga Neupane, president of NeSA, said students from various disciplines and universities will present their research findings. 

Added Ram N. Acharya, associate professor and NeSA adviser, “The conference challenges students to get involved in applied research, provides opportunities to develop professional network, and showcases their research to a wider audience.”

Based on Source - http://krwg.org/post/nepali-students-nmsu-host-annual-science-and-technology-conference

You can view His presentation at the conference click here 

The Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA) is a chartered student organization at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, which was established in 2006. The NeSA organizes various programs and celebrates Nepalese religious, cultural, and traditional festivals. There are more than 40 members including active (full time students) and associate members (faculty, staff, dependents, and Nepalese families living in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX).      Web - http://web.nmsu.edu/~nesa/
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State of Neonatal and Pediatric ICU in Nepal and ANMF's role

Dr. Sangita Basnet, current president of ANMF has been instrumental in advancing pediatric and neonatal critical care services and training in Nepal. She led the fundraising efforts as well as implementation of the project to establish the PICU and NICU at Patan Hospital along with generous support from the Simons Foundation. She has written extensively about the challenges of establishing such center in low-resource setting. Her recent paper analyzes the need to invest in advancing the care to the most vulnerable population in Nepal. 

Important findings - 

  • 75% could manage central venous catheters and only 75% had a blood gas analyzer.
  • 32% had only one functioning mechanical ventilator
  • 38% had only two ventilators
  • Only one institution had a pediatric intensive care specialist.
  • The majority of patients (88%) came from families with an income of just over a dollar per day. All patients were self funded with a median cost of PICU bed being $25 U.S. dollars (interquartile range, 15-31) per day. The median stay was 6 (interquartile range, 4.8-7) days.
  • Mortality was 25% (interquartile range, 20-35%) with mechanical ventilation and 1% (interquartile range, 0-5%) without mechanical ventilation.

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References
1. Challenges in Setting Up Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in a Resource-Limited Country Sangita Basnet, Neelam Adhikari, Janak Koirala Pediatrics Oct 2011, 128 (4) e986-e992; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-3657
2. Aayush Khanal, MD, Arun Sharma, MD, Sangita Basnet, MD, FAAP, FCCM. n.d. “Current State of Pediatric Intensive Care and High Dependency Care in Nepal.” Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: A Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 
3. ANMF  Patan Hospital ICU Project

Nepal Reconstruction Authority Appreciates ANMF's work

स्वास्थ्य चौकी भवनहरुको पुनर्निर्माण

भूकम्पबाट क्षति पुगेका स्वास्थ्य चौकी भवनहरुको पुनर्निर्माण हुँदैछ । यसैक्रममा सिन्धुपाल्चोक जिल्लाको चौतारा, भीमटार, टौथली, ठूलोसिरुबारी,सिपापोखरी,पिस्कर,पेटकु, हाइबाङ्, भोटेसिपा, लिष्टिकोट, अत्तरपुर र इरकुमा स्वास्थ्य चौकी भवनहरुको पुनर्निर्माण गरिएको छ ।

अमेरिका नेपाल मेडिकल फाउन्डेसनको सहयोगमा पुनर्निर्माण गरिएको स्वास्थ्य चौकीको २०७३ साल असार १८ गते राष्ट्रिय पुनर्निर्माण प्राधिकरणका प्रमुख कार्यकारी अधिकृत सुशील ज्ञवालीले उद्घाटन गर्नु भयो । उहाँले सबैको सहयोगमा भूकम्पले पुर्याएको भौतिक स‌ंरचनाको पुनर्निर्माण सम्भव हुने बताउँदै आ-आफ्नो क्षेत्रबाट सहयोग गर्न सबैलाई आग्रह गर्नुभयो ।

कार्यक्रममा स्वास्थ्य मन्त्रालयका सहसचिव महेन्द्र श्रेष्ठले भूकम्पबाट ११ सय स्वास्थ्य चौकीमा क्षति पुगेको भन्दै पछिल्लो समय पुनर्निर्माणलाई प्राथमिकता दिएर काम गरेको बताउनुभयो । सो अवसरमा फाउन्डेसनका अध्यक्ष डा. ज्योती भट्टराईले १२ वटा स्वास्थ्य चौकी भवनको साँचो स्वास्थ्य मन्त्रालयका प्रतिनिधिलाई हस्तान्तरण गर्नु भएको थियो ।

ANMF Nepal Leadership Team with NRA's CEO

ANMF Nepal Leadership Team with NRA's CEO

 

Source - http://www.nra.gov.np/news/details/111