Stories: Hospital

  • Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

    At Model Hospital in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, two dozen patients are crowded into what would normally be the first floor reception area. Nurses are racing about. Patients lying on worn, dirty mats on the floor are hooked up to IVs. One man, Loknatch Subedi, is sprawled out on a stretcher, his feet bandaged, one leg propped up on an...

  • In Nepal, Quake Survivors’ Suffering Continues

    On the floor of the Kathmandu Model Hospital, in what used to be the facility’s lobby and waiting room, lies an 18-year-old man. His left leg, encased in blue casting materials, is raised, and his father sits nearby. He was in Bhangal, a village about 10 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, when the first earthquake made the ground move. &ldquo...

  • Nepal Quake: More Than 1,000 People Dead After Tremor Near Kathmandu

    More than 1,000 people have been killed after a major earthquake hit Nepal, toppling buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas. Nepalese police said the death toll in the Himalayan kingdom had risen to 1,130, while 34 fatalities were reported in northern India and one in Bangladesh. Most of the Nepalese fatalities are from the Kathmandu Valley, where 634 people...

  • Reporter’s Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour of Ethiopia’s Top Hospital

    When you sign up for a reporting fellowship to learn about the health of newborns in Ethiopia, you expect things to be a little different from what you're used to in the U.S. To be perfectly honest, a little worse. But Ethiopia actually surprised me, even before I took off. I did my research, and it turns...

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  • Zambian Caregiver Driven by Love to Visit TB Patients

    The government-run health clinic I visited this morning in Lusaka, Zambia, as a visiting International Reporting Project fellow was bustling. Dozens of women, babies, children, and men milled about the small, free-standing houses that make up the clinic, which was certainly bare-bones by Western standards. The accommodations for male circumcision, for example, was a stretcher bed with garbage bags...

  • No Doctor Available

    In writing this piece I searched the internet for definitions of ‘access’ and came up with a range of gobbledygook that really says nothing. So I came up with my own simple definition in relation to healthcare for poor and low income women. It has to be free or minimal cost; it has to be located in the...

  • No Woman Should Lose Her Life, Giving Life

    Mrs. Bello has been bleeding since giving birth.  Let’s go back to the beginning. A true-life story is told about a pregnant woman (whom I’ll refer to as Mrs. Bello) who did not realize her pregnancy had gone past nine months. It was not until her neighbour offered to introduce her to a local...