HELPING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF
NEPAL TO HELP THEMSELVES
CAN is a UK based charity whose aim is to help some of the poorest people on the planet – the mountain people of Nepal.
It helps mountain people to help themselves raise their standard of living and strengthen indigenous, community-based culture
OUR KEY AREAS OF WORK
DOUG SCOTT TRIBUTE
It is with great sadness that we have to share the news that our inspirational Founder, Doug Scott, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 7th, 2020.
As we still come to terms with the passing of our Founder and great friend, we have put together a tribute to Doug; celebrating his achievements, as well as giving a brief overview of the future of Community Action Nepal.
LATEST NEWS FROM CAN
The world still continues to comes to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst things appear to be improving in the UK and Europe we have yet to see the worst in Asia, Africa and South America. We are pleased to report that all our staff, both in Nepal and the UK remain unaffected by the C-19 virus and we remain vigilant and proactive in ensuring all our staff are working safely and have the correct knowledge and PPE to carry out their duties.
Our brave nurses continue to remain at their health posts to continue the critical role in providing medicines and health care in the remote mountains. We have stocked up all our health posts with additional medicines and PPE in anticipation of any localised outbreaks. We are pleased to report that no cases have been identified within the remote valleys that CAN operates.
We continue to work closely with our Operations Director in Nepal, Murari Gautam, to ensure that systems and resources remain in place to try to keep our staff safe as possible and go on delivering essential healthcare in mountain communities.
Best regards and many thanks for your continued support,
Doug Scott and the CAN team
WHAT IS CAN DOING TO MINIMISE RISKS?
Kathmandu office is now partially opened for 1-2 hours a day only for staff members who require access to printing and secure documents.
Social distancing and additional cleaning is in place. All other staff are working from home.
Daily updates from Health Post nurses, gathering status updates from villages
Working with local municipalities to prepare prevention and contingency plans
Stocked rural Health Posts with additional medicines and PPE
Reviewing food supply chains and ensuring basic food stocks are maintained in rural communities
Providing seeds and farming equipment to enable to communities to grow their own healthy, organic food
Nurses have carried out ‘Corona Health Awareness Programme’ in local communities to educate on the benefits of hand washing and social distancing
All staff salaries paid throughout the pandemic