Liverpool Fundraising Dinner: 12 February

Health Exchange Nepal (HExN) is holding its first fundraising dinner of 2017 in Liverpool, on Sunday 12 February.

Starting at 3pm, the event will include culture activities including dancing/singing and a buffet of Nepalese/Indian food, plus raffles and an auction.

Tickets for this fun, informal event are £25, with all profits going directly to HExN to help its work of providing clinical and educational support in Nepal, improving the lives of thousands of people each year.

The earthquakes which hit Nepal in 2015 have had a long-lasting effect beyond the loss of lives and permanent injuries caused to so many. Tourism, a vital source of income for Nepal, has dipped sharply.

The fundraising dinner, at the New Derry Social Club in Everton, will also include a short update on progress in Nepal. The event is supported by the Nepalese Community in Liverpool Group.

Tickets are by donation of £25 minimum – please book these via this link so that HExN can benefit from gift aid - The page includes a full programme and location details.

While we already have some raffle prizes, you are still encouraged to bring gifts, prizes, liquors, wine etc for the auction & raffle on the day. These would be very much appreciated. 

We look forward to seeing you in Liverpool at our charity fundraiser. Parking is available at the site (Post code L5 0QW),

Ultrasound anaesthesia course starts at Kirtipur hospital

James Paget University Hospital's General Surgeon Dr Kamal Aryal and Dr Andreas Brodbeck, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, launched the Health Exchange Nepal comprehensive ultrasound regional anaesthesia course jointly with PHECT hospital Kirtipur on Tuesday 15 November. 

Overview to follow.

Anaesthesia Pain and Critical Care Medicine (CURRENT 2016) Refresher Course in Kathmandu

Health Exchange Nepal (UK) organised a refresher course in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) on 26 August 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dr Shambhu Acharya took the responsibility of forming an international faculty and the rest of the faculty members were from TUTH for this meeting. It was an opportunity as well as a challenge to find the experts in the relevant fields who were willing to go to Nepal during a holiday season on a voluntary basis.

Three consultant anaesthetists from Aintree (Dr Shambhu Acharya, Dr Raj Nagaraja and Dr Shetty) and Dr Jagadish Agrawal from Wirral Hospitals and one paediatrician Dr Sujay from United Arab Emirates kindly agreed to be the faculty members to go to Nepal.

A range of topics were included in the course. The international faculty covered the following topics:

  • Anaphylaxis: Dr Shambhu Acharya
  • Complications of regional anaesthesia: Dr Ravish Shetty
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension: Dr Jagadish Agrawal
  • Neonatal resuscitation: Dr N Sujay
  • Critical appraisal of scientific papers: Dr Raj Nagaraja
  • Fluid management in trauma patients: Dr Raj Nagaraja

There were many challenges for our faculty as Nepal lacks many resources and some drugs are not available there and some alternatives were to be found that could be used in Nepal. 

Photo (Left to Right):
Dr Gentle Shrestha, Dr Diptesh Aryal (Co-ordinator for the course in Nepal), Dr Nagaraja, Prof Bimal Kumar Sinha (Acting Dean, Institute of Medicine), Dr Acharya, Prof Marhatta (HoD of Anaesthesia, TUTH), Dr Anil Shrestha

Airway Management Workshop, BPKIHS, 23rd August 2016

The Airway Management Workshop was organized by the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, BPKIHS in collaboration with Health Exchange Nepal, UK on 23rd August 2016.

The workshop was organized with the objectives to prepare and apply principles of advanced airway management including the use of latest airway devices. The inaugural ceremony started at 8:30 am.  The Vice Chancellor, Hospital Director, Registrar, Dean Academics/ Examinations, Deputy Director, Dr. Shambhu Acharya as a resource person were invited in the ceremony. The Vice chancellor appreciated the workshop and also promised to help the department in the future for any academic endeavor. Dr. Shambhu Acharya who also represented Health Exchange Nepal, UK, promised to continue helping the department as before. 

A total of 44 doctors attended the workshop. Thirty six attended the workshop as participants. Twenty-four participants were from BPKIHS while twelve participants were from different hospitals of the Eastern Nepal including Nobel Medical College, Birat Medical College and from different hospitals from Birtamod. Eight faculties attended the workshop as resource persons. 

The 4 topics included in the workshop were
•    Airway equipments and management of difficult airway
•    Awake intubation techniques
•    Fiberoptic intubation
•    Surgical Airway

The participants both from the BPKIHS and from outside BPKIHS were very much pleased to have hands-on training using various equipment that they had only read on their books. They requested the organizers for organizing similar training in the future also.

Prof Balkrishna Bhattarai
Head of Department of Anaesthesiology, BPKIHS, Dharan

HExN Charity Dinner - All Welcome

Date and venue: 11th October 2016 from 6:00 - 9:30pm at the Cuerden Suite at The Ley Inn, Chorley, PR6 7EU.

Health Exchange Nepal (UK) invites you to a fundraising charity dinner to support HExN Nepal activities. Activities include games, a raffle and charity auction, and a slide show highlighting the last twelve months.

Drinks start from 6:00pm with dinner served at 7:30pm.

The event is free but all donations to our My Donate page are gratefully received.

You are encouraged to bring gifts, prizes, liquors, wine etc for the auction & raffle.

Please RSVP to Jeremy Ward at or Satyan Rajbhandari at

We look forward to seeing you there!

HExN Charity Lunch in Support of Earthquake Victims

Sunday 25 September: 1.30 - 4.00pm at Khushi Indian Buffet Restaurant, Middlesbrough

An invite from Dr. Anil Tuladhar:

We, as local members of Health Exchange Nepal (HExN) UK, would like to invite you all for the fundraising Charity Lunch event to support "Nepal Earthquake victims relief, rehabilitation and training" at Khushi Restaurant, Middlesbrough on 25 September 2016. 

HExN (UK) has been instrumental in providing immediate relief, providing shelters, rebuilding schools, and restoring water supplies to the areas affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. We are slowly moving towards rehabilitation by training the health professionals, and we also have been regularly running Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons endorsed courses and workshops to train local health professionals.

Please make this a grand event by supporting us for this just cause.

To book your place at the lunch, please email Anil Tuladhar at by 15 September 2016.  

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HExN enjoys a fantastic Nepalese Doctor's Association AGM event

HExN Committee members attended the Nepalese Doctor’s Association (NDA) 31st Annual General Meeting held in Newcastle from 29th – 31st July 2016.

140 delegates attended the event, most of which were Nepalese origin doctors based in the UK. The majority of these doctors are also members and active supporters of HExN. HExN has collaborated with NDA on a number of projects in Nepal over the past year.

HExN Chairman Satyan Rajbhandari led a forum on careers for junior doctors, highlighting the fact that charitable work counts positively in career progression in medicine. Other NDA members also spoke at the event about their charity work over in Nepal, including Kamal Aryal, Consultant of General Surgery at James Paget University Hospitals and NDA General Secretary. My Aryal presented an overview of the work of HExN in rebuilding schools and conducting the Laparoscopic surgery course at Dhulikhel Hospital just outside Kathmandu.  

Former NDA Chairman Dr Arun Jha discussed HExN’s support in providing training on post-traumatic stress disorder, and HExN committee members also managed a dedicated stand at the event.

Delegates were impressed with the work HExN is undertaking in Nepal and we are delighted to welcome 12 new members to the charity.