Tuesday, December 30, 2014

News Fall 2014--Teams!


As we look back on 2014, one of our big blessings was the welcoming
presence of medical surgical teams.

Yes, we (by this we mean our patients!!!) were blessed again with medical teams
who came to help and lend a hand..
They showed true friendship to strangers who needed help!

(photo credit:  zazzle.ca, words by Andrew Gold)

If you read the previous post, you'll know that there is a shortage of medical
personnel here in Nepal, so there are people needing medical care who have to wait for treatment--
some longer than you would care to imagine.

The teams we had here this fall were all returning teams,
and all much needed teams.

They could have gone on vacation--
(Curacao--photo credit:  Dr. Ramon)

(photo credit:  europeantrips.org)

(photo credit:  wikipedia.org)

...but they chose to come to Nepal and help those in need.

Holland's Women for Women OB/GYN team was here
for their important uterine prolapse repair surgeries.
Their website is very informational and includes a message
from Dr. Mark E. Vierhout about his recent time here:

(Right click "Translate to English" if need be.)

Thank you Dr. Mark Vierhout (center)!!!

Thank you Dr. Loes Harmsen (center)!!!

You may remember reading about the plight of many women in Nepal,
who often go back to work very soon after giving birth.
This contributes to the condition of uterine prolapse, a very difficult condition to live with.

If you don't know much about this condition,
you can read about it in this webmd.com article:

The Women for Women team worked with two Nepali OB/GYN
residents from Paropakar Maternity & Women's Hospital,
Dr. Rajir Shah and Dr. Jhuma Silwal.
Thank you for coming!
 We know you will be of great service to your people!

Also here (coming biannually) for this important surgery
was Colorado's Global Health Initiatives OB/GYN team.
Their website tells more about their work in Nepal and other countries too.

Click "Projects" to read details and click "Donate" if you are able to help.
If you are a skilled health professional interested in going on one of
their missions, click "Volunteer" for information.

This year's team posed with our operating room team
at a farewell dinner.

Pastor David Kennedy and Greg Hodgson, the director,
sat with our new CEO Dr. Dale Mole and his wife Susen.

Dr. Mole thanked the team for coming and passed out gifts.
Dr. Fernando Cardona was on hand.

Greg Hodgson and Pralhad Bhurtel, project coordinator, were also on hand.

Thank you again for your time and efforts!

We're all looking forward to their next visit in February 2015.

Volunteers also spent time at Esa Memorial School
telling Bible stories and doing crafts with the students.
Fun was had by all!

One more team came, but you will have to stay tuned until the next post
to find out which team it was!

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you will already know!

Stay tuned for more news and pictures!


(photo credit:  desicomments.com)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Hello from Scheer Memorial Hospital and please know we wish you a very

Happy Holiday Season!

If you made it to our annual Christmas Drama performed by our College of Nursing students

we know you were blessed!

Thank you Young Ladies!  You did an amazing job!

We (almost!) felt like we were right there in Bethlehem!

Now, please enjoy this photo post!


The program:

...and full circle!
Again, thank you Ladies, for the special and beautiful presentation!

We hope everyone reading this enjoys a lovely and HEALTHY holiday season!

Stay tuned for pictures of the audience coming soon!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

News Fall 2014--Physician Volunteers

Fall News 2014


We have been blessed here at Scheer Memorial Hospital with numerous visitors
coming from around the world to give assistance and help to the 
patients of Nepal.  Some are returning visitors and others are first-timers.
All are appreciated and all are needed.

(photo credit:  pinterest.com)

Have you seen this report of Nepal's Demographic Profile,  http://www.indexmundi.com/nepal/demographics_profile.html

or this one, which also has Nepal's rank?

As you can see, there is a shortage of health care workers here.
This article from The Himalayan Times tells about it:

 We have had three physician volunteers come from Germany/Austria this fall.

Dr. Christa Baczko, anesthesiologist, was here on a repeat assignment
to give anesthesia in the operating room while Dr. Ramon Ruiz Diaz was on vacation.

(photo credit:  howcast.com)

If her name sounds familiar, you may have read about her in this previous post:

She was instrumental in helping us to obtain a new anesthesia machine
from Rotary International.  That post tells about it,
and shows her picture with the machine
and Mr. Laxman Thapa, operating room chief and anesthesia assistant.

Here is a picture of her in the OT at SMH,

and visiting Nepal!

Would you like to see where she lives in Austria?
Yes, it's the beautiful Alps!

Thank you again Dr. Baczko (and Rotary International)!

Our second physician volunteer who gave of his time and expertise
was Dr. Sieghard Freising, a surgeon from Friedrichshafen, Germany,
who came to help while our surgeon Dr. Shashinda Bhuju was on vacation.

Here he is in action on the left,

and relaxing after Dr. Shashinda Bhuju came back with (left to right)
Dr. Ramon Ruiz Diaz, Dr. Shashinda Bhuju, himself, and Najarman Mann.
(Thank you for the picture Dr. Bhuju!)

Thank you for coming Dr. Freising!
We wish you a very happy holiday season with your new granddaughter!

Our third visiting physician volunteer from Germany
was Dr. Karola Benning, internist.

We sure appreciate your time and service Dr. Benning!
You made a difference to your patients!
Here she is on the left with Sanu Nepal, clinic assistant,
and Dr. Gaurav Kumar Gupta, internist.

Again, we thank each of these doctors for volunteering their time
with us.  We hope to see them again if they are able to come back.

Here is a message from your patients:
(photo credit:  gopixpic.com)

Have a nice day!

Stay tuned for more news!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pathfinder Day

Do you know what a Pathfinder is?

(photo credit:  en.wikipedia.org)

Yes, that is a Pathfinder--and a very nice one too!

However, we have a different kind of Pathfinder right here in Banepa, Nepal.

Yes, Pathfinders are members of the worldwide Pathfinder Club
of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
All interested young people, between the ages of 10 and 15,
 are welcome in any Pathfinder Club in the world!

The three tenants of the organization center around the physical, mental,
and spiritual aspects of life.

(photo credit:  behemoths.weebly.com)

Pathfinder Club members participate in learning classes
in which they can earn badges.

Those interested in learning about the classes, may visit the official
Pathfinder website for more information and many links,
including the history of the club:

Now, are you ready for some pictures of our amazing Pathfinders
on their special Pathfinder Sabbath?

Here they are:

After song service,

the platform team entered,

and our hospital's new CEO and his wife, Dr. Dale & Susen Mole, were introduced.

Next, two of our young gentlemen took up the offering.

We were very proud to hear a Bible verse memorization by one of our younger members.

and a Bible chapter memorization by a senior member!

Good job!

Next the club treated the congregation to a special music number,

followed by a sermon presented by one of our senior members.

One of our future Pathfinders wanted to clarify a point with Dr. Ramon.

We want to thank and congratulate all our Pathfinders, past, present, and future,
as they learn how to be the best adult they can be!

(photo credit:  biblia.com)