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2018 Hospice and Palliative Care Summit

Before the Summit, Dr. Binay Shah (right) visited the B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, the school he attended while living in Nepal. There he was given the Outstanding BPKIHS Alumni Award. 

The Binaytara Foundation recently organized the first Hospice and Palliative Care Summit in Janakpur, Nepal. The event took place on November 24th at Masala Cottage, and was attended by more then 50 physicians.

Dr. Binay Shah was joined by Dr. Ajay Mishra from our Janakpur Home Hospice Partnership, and Dr. Yogendra Singh, Chief of Surgery at Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine. Topics included general hospice and palliative care concepts, pain management, and eligibility for hospice and palliative care.

The Mayor of Janakpur, Mr. Lal Kishor Sah, attended the event and thanked BTF for providing hospice and palliative care services. The city plans to offer resources in order to expand the current program.

To learn more about BTF’s hospice programs and more, visit the Foundation’s website at www.binayfoundation.org.

 

Home Hospice and Palliative Care Training Center in India

We need your help this #GivingTuesday and through the holidays! As you may know, the Binaytara Foundation recently established the first home hospice and palliative care program in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. This service helps fill a void in the state, which has little healthcare options, and a population of over 73 million. So far, Dr. Tripathi and his team have helped nearly 40 dying patients live their last few months or weeks in peace and comfort, but we know this one program isn’t enough. We want these services to expand throughout the region.

The Binaytara Foundation plans to establish a home hospice and palliative care training center in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This center will serve as a training hub for physicians and nurses to learn these skills for free and establish new home hospice and palliative care programs in India and neighboring countries. This #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28, 2017 – the day after Cyber Monday – and through the holidays please consider making a donation on our Global Giving page at http://bit.ly/2iUEa0o. All of the money raised in this campaign will go toward establishing this center. Please consider also sharing this blog post, or the Facebook post to help it reach as many people as possible. Together, we can reach our goal of raising $15,000 so we can establish the center in early 2018.

Welcome Aaron! The Binaytara Foundation’s New Development Director

Photo Credit: Robot Dessert Productions

We’re happy to announce Aaron Weinberg has joined our team as the first Development Director for the Binaytara Foundation. Aaron has for the last six years been a reporter for the Skagit Valley Herald daily newspaper. There, he focused his reporting on topics of healthcare, business and nonprofits. Aaron will utilize his reporting and writing skills to help expand BTF programs by securing additional funding through grants and sponsorships. He’ll also use his public relations background to spread awareness of the organization.

We asked Aaron a few questions about himself and what he will be doing for the Foundation:

How did you hear about the Binaytara Foundation, and why did you decide to pursue a position with us?

I first heard about the Foundation about a year ago when I was a reporter at a local newspaper. I had received a new tip about BTF’s project to help establish the first bone marrow transplant center in Nepal. It’s not often a local doctor undertakes such an impactful project. While interviewing Dr. Binay Shah for an article, I was instantly impressed by his ambition and drive to help those less fortunate. A year later, I decided to pursue the position of development director because I wanted to help expand BTF’s vital programs any way that I could. I’m honored to be chosen for the position and have enjoyed working with the BTF team over the last couple weeks.

What are you currently working on?

For the next few weeks I’ll be working on securing sponsors for our Northwest Cancer Patient Summit in February, and for our 2018 Summit on National & Global Cancer Health Disparities in April. I’ll also be bolstering our social media presence, planning fundraising events, submitting press releases, and more!

What do you look forward to doing the most as Development Director?

I’m most looking forward to hitting our first fundraising goal. Once reached, we will be able to train more doctors and nurses for our India Home Hospice program. There will be a lot of hard work in between that, but I believe that our donors will make it happen!

We’re very grateful to have Aaron join our team!

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