Last Friday, on 19 April, a fire broke out in Ward-1 of Yashodhara Rural Municipality (RM) in Kapilvastu due to the burning of wheat straw in a nearby village, affecting 38 households. Among them, thirty-one houses were…
For better response to disasters! To help communities better respond to disasters, a 3-day training was held in wards 6 and 8 of Soru Rural Municipality from 31 March to 5 April. Focusing on the light search…
We were honoured to host the visit of Norwegian Ambassador, Her Excellency Torun Dramdal to the United Mission Hospital Tansen yesterday. During her visit, the ambassador expressed she has understood how important UMN has been in Norway-Nepal…
Meeting self-help group members In Kapilvastu, UMN’s Executive Director Dhana Lama met members of the Manakamana Self Help Group (SHG). Urmila Badi, the secretary of the SHG shared, “Before the SECURE project’s presence, we were far behind…
Digital financial literacy training adapted for the local context reached 17 local staff and members of two UMN supported projects in Rukum East, through a collaboration with other organisations working for change at the grassroots level. The…
Gyanu Kumari Bohara, an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife at Kanachaur Health Post in a remote ward of Doti, encountered challenges due to inadequate lighting especially during nighttime delivery cases. This area is not yet connected to the local…
Welcoming newborns – here’s how it’s going with preparing the way for the Tansen maternity ward expansion. First we had to build a new space for the admin offices, on a roof! This is getting close to…
A two-day free mental health camp was held in Rukum East last week that saw a significant surge in attendance compared to the previous year, indicating a growing awareness and willingness to seek help for mental health…
Congratulations to United Mission Hospital Tansen (UMHT) hospital director of nearly 20 years Dr Rachel Karrach who received the Kamal National Virtuous Award 2080 (Nepali year for 2023-24) on Saturday 23 March in recognition of her ‘tremendous’…
Did you know water mills are still relied on for grinding grains in rural Nepal? UMN, through our local partner and the CLIMATES project in Doti, is promoting and supporting installation of new mills and renovation of…