The Britain Nepal Medical Trust
The Britain Nepal Medical Trust was established in 1967 by a group of young doctors whose ambition was to do something of value in a country where their medical skills were urgently required.
About the trust
For Forty nine years the Britain Nepal Medical Trust:
- Is one of the longest serving INGOs in Nepal
- Plays an important role in TB control – in partnership with the National TB Programme
- Is a world leader in piloting models of essential drug supply to rural areas
- An early implementer of community health and development programmes
- Is recognized for work on health rights with disadvantaged groups
- Is actively involved with earthquake relief and reconstruction
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on 25th April 2015. This was followed by multiple aftershocks and a further big quake on 12th May 2015. Over 8000 people died and in the mountainous areas to the north west and north east of Kathmandu over 80% of houses were destroyed.