The Binaytara Foundation (BTF) partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Civil Service Hospital of Nepal to develop the country’s first Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant (BMT) Center. Stem cell transplant is a standard procedure for the treatment of many blood cancers. The BMT center in Kathmandu successfully completed the first bone marrow transplant in August 2016. The newly established BMT center aims to serve not only the 26.5 million people of Nepal but also millions of people from neighboring India. Throughout this project, BTF provided the capacity to staff the Center and will offer continuing education to clinicians. Read more.
During the early days after the earthquake, the Binaytara Foundation (BTF) collaborated with local non-profits in Nepal to provide immediate relief to the earthquake victims. The BTF partners and volunteers distributed rice, lentil, oil, sugar, parched rice, bhujia, soap, medicine, and tents to approximately 150 families affected by the earthquake in Bhotachaur village of Sindhupalchok district. The BTF and its partners also provided medical care and corrugated metal roof (known as jasta in Nepal) to those affected by earthquake. This relief effort was in collaboration with the rotary club of Durbarmarg, Kathmandu. In addition, we partnered with another non-profit in Nepal Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha and were able to provide relief materials to hundreds of families in Gorkha and Chatra Deurali, Dhading. In Gorkha district we distributed 240 unit tents, 100 blankets, 5 rolls of plastics, and food supplies such as instant noodles (80 boxes), biscuits (10 boxes), and 600 kg rice. In Chattra Deurali, Dhading, we distributed 100 unit tents, 3 boxes of biscuits, and 200 kg of rice to the earthquake victims belonging to the so called lower caste (Dalit). Read more.
As part of the Binaytara Foundation and Cancer Care Nepal Cervical Cancer Screening project, 1000 women were screened for cervical cancer and inflammatory diseases of the cervix at several screening camps organized in Bara, Kathmandu, and Latitpur Districts. Read more.
Binaytara Foundation completed more than 100 telemedicine sessions with physicians in Manipal College of Medical Sciences Pokhara, Nepal to help improve patient care and promote evidence based medicine in Nepal. The weekly telemedicine sessions started in March 2010 and continued until March 2012. Read more.