Health care in Nepal's Dhading district

Nepal’s earthquake victims overwhelmed hospitals after a 7.8-magnitude quake shook the country in April 2015. More than 8,000 people died, over 20,000 suffered injuries, and thousands more were left homeless by the temblor and succeeding aftershocks.

The limited number of available physicians and stretched facilities meant a long wait for treatment, and many of the survivors will require long-term care for the trauma they endured.  Meanwhile, a monthslong blockade of the India-Nepal border — lifted in February 2016 — has had a huge impact on the economy, as well as reduced import of medical supplies and slowed infrastructure rebuilding efforts.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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