A celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the Trust was held at the Nepalese Embassy in London on 16th November 2017.
His Excellency the Ambassador, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, was the chief guest of the evening which was attended by over 70 supporters and ex Trust members.
Dr Barney Rosedale – one of the original medical team – gave an excellent talk on the planning for the trip and setting up the health care programme in Biratnagar hospital in 1967 before extending the programme into the hills of the eastern region and the focus of the Trust on Tuberculosis. Dr Gillian Holdsworth (co-Chair of BNMT UK) provided an overview of 50 years of improving health in Nepal and the contribution which BNMT has made. Dr Kulesh Thapa – Director of BNMT UK in Nepal, Mr Suman Gurung – Executive Director of BiratNMT and Mr Mahesh Sharma – Chairman on BiratNMT talked about the work of the Trust today and the establishment of and partnership with Birat Nepal Medical Trust and Professor Surya Subedi (co-Chair of BNMT UK) provided an excellent political analysis of Nepal today. His Excellency Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi made a speech and presentations to Hannah, daughter of Dr Ian Baker, which she received on his behalf and Dr Raghav Dhital and Mr Mahesh Sharma. Finally – a photograph of six members of the original team of 11 who travelled overland in 1967 was taken with His Excellency the Ambassador.