Stigma & Suffering; Support & Sharing

Stigma & Suffering; Support & Sharing

Tragically, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal has exceeded 47,000, with 300 confirmed deaths. Around 1,000 new cases are being detected each day. Local lockdowns and curfews are being enacted across the country – currently Kathmandu, Pokhara, Surkhet and...
Welcome Amrit Koirala

Welcome Amrit Koirala

Just a few months ago, Amrit Koirala joined INF as Hospital Superintendent at Green Pastures Hospital. We asked him a few questions about himself and his hopes for the role. Tell us a bit about your background: I was born in Pokhara, but with a troubled childhood I...
Care at the extremes

Care at the extremes

Palliative Care is still relatively new for Nepal and most of the limited services are cancer-focused and located only in the central region. Nepal faces a rapid increase in non-communicable diseases, with high levels of hypertension (often undiagnosed or poorly...

Meet Sunita, former INF intern

In 2018, INF Australia proudly supported a ten-month internship program in INF Nepal. This supported Nepali students, particularly young women, to gain practical experience and contribute their skills to INF’s work. Sunita Bhandari completed the internship last...
Raising their voices: the first year of POWER

Raising their voices: the first year of POWER

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6 Nepal generally remains a patriarchal society, where women...
Transforming communities in Rolpa

Transforming communities in Rolpa

The district of Rolpa in Nepal’s mid-west is made up of stunning, rugged highland. These beautiful hills, however, contribute to many of life’s difficulties. Steep hillsides make it prone to landslides, while poor- quality roads make access to remote...