Health Exchange Nepal (HExN) is a registered charity. We raise funds through donations from individuals, partner charities and other organisations. We work in hospitals, health posts, schools, and communities throughout Nepal.
We are a small team of dedicated healthcare professionals who volunteer our time and support to clinical and educational projects in Nepal. We also promote fundraising campaigns from the UK.
The HExN team comprises seven executive committee members (four of who are natives of Nepal). We also have a core group of UK-based clinical consultants who volunteer their time to running various workshops in Nepal throughout the year, and two volunteer communications consultants who manage our PR, website and social media activity.
From left to right:
Mr Jeremy Ward (Chairman) is a Consultant Surgeon in upper GI surgery at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Jeremy is active in endoscopic surgery education and training.
Professor Satyan Man Rajbhandari is a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is very active in diabetes education and research.
Dr Mohan Thapa (Treasurer) is an Acute Medicine Consultant at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Sandesh Acharya is currently a sessional General Practitioner in Wigan, UK.
Dr Stephen Ward is a General Practitioner in Leyland and Medical Director at UCLAN.
Shambhu Acharya is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Jon Wells (Communications Director) is a communications specialist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Jon provides PR and media management support to the charity, in addition to managing the website and social media presence.
We work closely with a variety of healthcare and educational organisations both in the UK and on the ground in Nepal. We have also provided funding assistance to projects in partnership with other smaller healthcare charities. Our partner organisations and charities include: