July 31, 2014

Resources

Common Congenital Birth Defects


1. Moles

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http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/moles-freckles-skin-tags


2. Syndactyly

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndactyly


3. Microtia (ear deformity)

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http://www.microtia.net


4. Neuroma

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroma


Our Partners

phect-NEPAL (Public Health Concern Trust-Nepal)

Kathmandu Model Hospital hosts CMAF Corrective Surgery Program

http://www.kmh-nepal.de/phect.htm


STRATAa/p Architects

Sonoma, CA-based STRATAa/p has been providing architectural planning services for the Itahari Hospital project and will also be assisting CMAF with the reopening of the Chisang Clinic in Bawanee.

Learn more about STRATAa/p

 

Rotary International

Children’s Medical Aid Foundation (CMAF) Founder & CEO Carol Vernal is active with the Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley. Through Carol’s efforts, Rotary clubs in the North Bay and Nepal have collaborated to support the work of CMAF in Nepal. It is tradition for a visiting Rotarian to bring a flag from the home club to exchange with the club being visited. Here, Carol receives a flag from the Biratnagar Rotary to bring back to the Sonoma Valley Rotary.

Learn more about Rotary International

 

Medical supplies donated by:

Delfi Medical

Med Share

 

About Nepal

Total Area: 147,181 sq km (Slightly larger than Arkansas)


Government of Nepal

http://www.nepalgov.gov.np/


People of Nepal

  • Population: 28.9 million (2008) with 31% below poverty line
  • Life expectancy: 67 Years old
  • Approximately 43% of the population is illiterate
  • 39% of children age 5 and under are malnourished
  • 2% of children are born with birth defects
  • 6% to 7% of all children die before the age of 5
  • 1 Doctor /18,000 people & 1 Nurse/ 4,000 people in rural Nepal

Sources include:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/np.html

http://devdata.worldbank.org/AAG/npl_aag.pdf