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Eye camps bring life into focus for Tibetans

Getting by in the world is difficult enough for stateless Tibetans. And if you can’t even see the world? AHF has launched a new eye health campaign for Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu.

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Fueling the mind while on the mend

Our Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children set up a classroom so kids won't fall behind in their studies during long hospital stays.

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Meet the first Loba doctor

When Wangdi was a young boy growing up in a low-caste village near Lo Manthang, he witnessed his sister’s death—something that could have been prevented if there had been medical care available.

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Doctor's orders? See a doctor!

Many Tibetans in Tashiling Settlement used to wait to see a doctor until their illnesses became severe—or until it was too late.

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HRDC wins World of Children Award (again!)

One of our longtime and most awe-inspiring partners, Dr. Ashok Banskota and his Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC), has won an esteemed award—again!

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Far and wide: HRDC's network of amazing doctors

Bishal Rana Magar and some friends went swimming in the nearby river. In a freak accident, the riverbank collapsed and buried him. His friends dragged him out, unknowingly dislocating his spine.

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The hidden toll of living with disability in Nepal

HRDC works tirelessly to rebuild the confidence and social skills of their patients.

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Uprooted in Namche

Nawang Doka Sherpa, who runs the dental clinic in Namche, managed to treat one last patient just before bad luck struck again.

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Emergency Tibetan medical camps

Despite injuries and ailments, the mood was heartfelt at the emergency medical camp we held for the Tibetan community in Boudha.

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Some happy campers in spite of it all

Our partner HRDC has been conducting field clinics in the hardest-hit areas. Two weeks after the first quake, Bruce visited the village of Jyamire, the fourth out of 20 planned camps.

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