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Team 17 in Nepal Nov 2016

Team 17 includes Josh Riggsbee (physician), Sarah Riggsbee (speech and language pathologist) and Carol Scovil (rehab engineer). All three have experience living and working at hospitals that partner with NepalAbility, the Riggsbees at United Mission Hospital, Tansen and Carol at Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Pokhara. Team 17 will spend a week in Tansen, supporting the neuro-rehabilitation program that was started through NepalAbility. This program now includes a 4-bed rehabilitation inpatient unit, so patients with stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury can receive extended rehab treatment. We will work alongside our Nepali colleagues to continue to support the program, and will be involved in home visits to discharged patients, and a day to fit and dispense donated wheelchairs. NepalAbility has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and met in June to discuss our ongoing mission and strategic plan. Team 17 will meet with our Nepali partners at Tansen Hospital and Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, and discuss how NepalAbility can continue to support rehabilitation in Nepal in the coming years. Carol will also have an opportunity to visit the Spinal Injury Rehab Centre outside Kathmandu, and support the work they are doing there (Carol works in the Spinal Cord Rehab Program at Toronto Rehab).

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NepalAbility is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the treatment of people living with a disability in Nepal. Our mission is to support rehabilitation in Nepal by enhancing education, and service among Nepali healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses and therapists. Currently, our activities focus on raising funds to provide on-going mentorship, equipment, continuous education opportunities and teaching in response to the needs of our Nepali partners. Our overall goal is to promote quality of life for patients and families living with disability by supporting sustainable rehabilitation.

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