Triage

In under resourced countries such as Nepal it is often the simplest solutions that can have the greatest impact. The Triage system, widely used in accident and emergency departments across the UK, prioritises patients according to the urgency of their needs. Kanti had previously been operating on a first come first served basis with perhaps…

Medical Equipment

STCMLive and the ALSG have donated the following medical equipment: Blood Gas machines Defibrillators Dermatome for skin grafting Ventilators and other equipment to the Critical Care Unit Jaundice meter Anaesthetic machine, to replace one damaged in the 2015 earthquakes STCMLive supported a biomedical engineer’s visit from Alder Hey to fix broken equipment at Kanti. Many…

Radiology

Supported by STCMLive, two consultant paediatric radiologists from Alder Hey visited Kanti to help develop their imaging services and establish a telemedicine link between the two hospitals. This link supports radiologists and clinicians in making diagnoses and recommending treatments. Complex images and scans  are shared online via tele-radiology meaning consultants specialising is less common conditions…

Surgery & Anaesthesia

STCMLive has supported surgical training of surgeons both at Kanti and in the UK. We have also purchased a new anaesthetic machine for them to replace one damaged in the earthquakes of 2015.

Burns

Burns are a major problem in Nepal, but burns care receives a low priority. The mortality rate from sizeable burns is high and survivors frequently have life-changing injury with severe scaring and contractures. Working in collaboration with ‘Interburns’, STCMLive has helped to support the staff at Kanti with training, provided essential equipment and facilitated exchange…

Oncology

The outcome for children with cancer in Nepal is poor. The Oncology Unit at Kanti has developed over the years, supported by STCMLive with: Visits to Nepal by an Alder Hey paediatric oncologist Visits to the UK by Kanti oncologists Training of two Nepali paediatric oncologists Financial support for equipment In the recent past,  children…

Child Protection

Child Protection started in the UK in 2000 following a series of child deaths and ill-treatment, in particular the murder of Victoria Climbie, the 8-year-old girl who was tortured and murdered by her guardians. Since then all children suspected of being ill-treated or abused are examined by specially trained doctors and social workers and decisions…

Neonatal and Paediatric Critical Care

In Nepal, the outlook for children requiring critical care is poor. The Japanese government has built new and well-equiped Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units. However, staff training is lacking. ALSG and STCMLive have funded the visit of Alder Hay critical care staff to support their counterparts at Kanti.

Resuscitation

Supported by STCMLive and the ALSG, a team from Alder Hey has supported Kanti and Nepal as a whole to help deliver Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) training. These techniques are focused on keeping children alive long enough to receive treatment. Having provided mannequins, consumables and teaching aids along with…