A story about rural dentistry in Nepal

I’ve been following this work for some time now and have been quite amazed by the work Ms. Laura Spero and her team of Nepali dental technicians have been doing in rural Nepal for over 12 years.  Recently, a team of foreign professionals joined the team at four dental clinics to audit the work they have been doing.  Looks like it has been solid work from the outset with the general consensus that the work has delivered “measurably positive health benefits for their patients”.

And even better, the evidence demonstrated “a rigorous foundation for arguing that similar clinics should be incorporated in all 3,000 of Nepal’s health posts”.  Wow.

It’s remarkable what can be achieved when a group of like-minded people have a dream and a plan on how to realize this dream.  Inspiration for us all.

All I can say is, prepare to be amazed when reading this blog post .  And if you can spare the time, I would encourage you to pop into other posts.  They will give you a sense of what it is to live in the rural village of Kaskikot, some eight hours by bus from Pokhara.

Photo credit Laura Spero

Photo credit Laura Spero

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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3 Responses to A story about rural dentistry in Nepal

  1. radchef says:

    How wonderful good seeds grow. Thanks for your inspirational dialogue
    with us. I really enjoy keeping up to date with your news. best, becky

  2. kaskifriends says:

    Hi Kate, thank you so much for following my blog and for sharing our story! Thank you!!!

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