Hospitals:
For several years, the Nepal Relief Association has supported the hospital at the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley. It is funded by Interplast Germany and the Sushma Koirala Memorial Fund. In accordance with the aims and activities of Interplast, the hospital is specialized on plastic surgery, a discipline of medicine that is of paramount importance in countries, in which open fires and kerosene lamps often lead to severe burn injuries, particularly among children. Burn wounds often lead to scars that stiffen the joints, convulse faces or even lead to social exclusion given cosmetic defacement through extreme cicatrization. In this case, as well as in the case of cleft lip and palate, surgeries, often an entire series of surgeries provide the only way back to normality. The Nepal Relief Association has supported since numerous years the hospital with individual projects. Sometimes, educational books that are urgently needed are provided; in 2005, a large water tank for the water provision of the hospital was bought; in 2010, an ambulance car was financed. Also, health camps are funded, nearly on a yearly basis.

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital
The hospital in Bhaktapur is a hospital specialized on the treatment of patients suffering from cancer; it is the only one in the Kathmandu valley. It was founded in 1999 with the help of Rotary-International, the Nepal-Cancer-Relief-Society and the Nepalese government, all of them still being the funders of the building today. It is due to this support that the expenses for medicine and treatment are significantly lower than the prices in state hospitals or in the even more expensive private hospitals. The Nepal Relief Association has supported since 2002 several smaller projects like the funding of pathological laboratory equipment or various small construction measures carried out.

Dhulikhel
The Dhulikhel hospital was founded in 1996 and has been enlarged until the present. The manager Dr. Ram Shrestra, who studied medicine in Vienna, Austria, succeeded in building a hospital in his home village that is superbly equipped and that is at the same level as any mid-European hospital. The hospital is part of the university hospital and provides its own school for nurses and physiotherapists; the training centre educates more people than are actually demanded for by the hospital and thus enables the educated people to apply their knowledge and expertise in their home villages. The hospital thus makes a contribution that exceeds by far the usual local medical care. The hospital disposes of a surgical, internistic and gynecological department, of radiologic and endoscopic equipment. The Nepal Relief Association placed a car at the hospital¿s disposal so that medical care can also be brought to people who are not in a position to accomplish the often burdensome and expensive journey to the hospital.

Amppipal
This hospital was built by United Mission in ca. 1970. The US surgeon Thomas Hale lived and worked in the hospital for several years. There is no road leading to the hospital in Amppipal. The ascent to 1100m takes 4-5 hours. All goods destined to the hospital must be carried. The Amppipal hospital provides for about 200,000 inhabitants. Since 2001, the hospital has been deserted. Although 2 Nepali doctors are officially registered there, the 40-60 patients coming every day only receive treatment from the German, retired Dr. med. Wolfhard Sharke; from time to time, he gets help from other German doctors and students. This hospital is occasionally supported by the Nepal Relief Association Aachen through the donation of urgently needed utensils, like microscopes, monitors and refrigerators. Also surgical instruments or a television used to educate patients were placed at disposal.

Nagbahal Clinic
The Community Health Service Center, Lalitpur is a facility unknown in Germany. The societal structure in Patan has always been subdivided into so-called communities. These are related families that live in the same urban region; often, the houses/flats are built around a large inner courtyard disposing of a fountain and a temple. These communities can reach a size of up to 1000 members. The Community Health Centre is in principle a surgery/doctor¿s office, in which doctors from the community deliver their services free of charge to the community members. In this way, also very poor people can receive medical treatment.
Although these communities are still existent, their significance has been reduced lately and the service provided by the clinic is rather rendered to all people in the neighbourhood. As more and more doctors have been offering their service, patients can receive medical treatment in the morning and in the evening for an hour, respectively. It is being said that more and more patients make use of the service rendered; people also come from other urban areas.
The Nepal Relief Association supported this clinic by funding several urgently needed artefacts.

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