A Model of Health
In Nepal, a US-based nonprofit is partnering with the national government to deliver full-service medical care in remote areas.
In 2013, Ratan Kunwar was stirring a pot of lentils to feed her family for dinner when she knocked over the pot. It fell onto her arms, chest, and abdomen. Her skin was scalded and raw. Kunwar, a 28-year-old mother of two sons—a baby and a three-year-old—lives in the Nepali village of Mastamandu. After the accident, she was turned away from one hospital because she couldn’t afford treatment, and she assumed that she would endure her injuries forever. Her arm itched and burned. At night,...
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