Post-earthquake response in Nepal


In the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal in April of this year, there emerged a substantial need for emergency relief and support of the local health infrastructure. The Canadian Red Cross, with the support of the Government of Canada, deployed two health Emergency Response Units (ERUs), a field clinic and a field hospital. These facilities help provide quick and efficient response to emergencies and assist with the long-term needs of affected people. (


Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, co-director of the Center for Global Surgery at the McGill University Health Center participated in the post-earthquake response and recovery with the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. With these few pictures he shares with us his one month journey at the field hospital in Dhunche, a rural region in Nepal.




     Remote access and road closures have been a major challenge in the disaster response and recovery after the Nepal earthquake



In collaboration with the Nepali Red Cross Society, the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU) in Dhunche, has been instrumental in supporting health services in Rasuwa district post the April 25th earthquake

   Training of local physicians in essential surgical skills has     been a priority during the response/recovery phase. Drs. Nishedh and Prakash performing minor surgery in the CRC ERU tent. 



 Dan Deckelbaum with Drs Nishedh (viewer's Left) and Prakash (right)



 Internally displaced populations living in tents with significant challenges especially during the monsoon season                                        Dhunche , Nepal


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