Nepal

Kanti Children's Hospital

Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) is collaborating with Kanti Children Hospital (KCH) in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the only government run referral children’s hospital in Nepal. The hospital has 320 beds and provides free medical treatments for patients from all over the country up to the age of 14.

 

KCH is managed by a board that is an autonomous corporate body under the Ministry of Health (MoH), Government of Nepal.

The collaboration started in 2014, when a three-year contract was signed between HUH, KCH and Nepal Red Cross Society Blood Transfusion Services (NRCSBTS). The aim is to strengthen the blood transfusion services at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. We received 2 million NOK from a private donor in Bergen, and this was used for financing equipment and technical consulting. KCH will provide qualified personnel, and the Red Cross will be responsible for continuous, technical consultations, training of and following up the KCH staff.

In 2016 a new project was established within the field of Blood bank. This is a collaboration between the Blood bank at HUH, NRCSBTS, KCH, and Zanzibar National Blood Transfusion Services (ZNBTS). The project is an exchange of personnel between Norway (HUH), Nepal (NRCSBTS and KCH) and Zanzibar (ZNBTS).

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