WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO FIGHT CANCER WHEN THE NEAREST CANCER HOSPITAL IS 8-HOURS AWAY?
Well, for cancer patients in Nepal’s Province 2, fighting cancer meant traveling 8-hours by bus to the nearest cancer hospital where most providers do not speak your language.
For them, it meant leaving your loved ones behind to fight cancer alone, in a place where you cannot speak the local language, and you do not understand the culture, and you do not know what is going on with your health.
In 2018, the Binaytara Foundation opened the doors of the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center (BTFCC) in Janakpur, Nepal in partnership with its local sister non-profit, the Binaytara Cancer Trust. This 25-bed hospital is the first and only cancer hospital in Province 2, a state with more than six million people. Today, BTFCC offers state-of-the art cancer prevention, early detection, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, surgical oncology, palliative care, ICU, in-patient care, and laboratory services. The pharmacy supplies services to cancer patients and non-cancer patients in the region. The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center helped to save many lives during the COVID-19 crisis when COVID-19 related lockdowns and restrictions made traveling to other regions for care challenging for many patients in Nepal’s province 2 and neighboring states. Cancer patients were able to continue their cancer care close to home from care providers who understand their culture and speak their language.
But there is more work to be done…..The 25-bed cancer hospital is the first and only cancer hospital in Province 2, a state with more than six million people. The hospital is currently operated from a rented building. We need your help to expand and improve the services at the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center.