IN EARTHQUAKE-STRICKEN NEPAL, INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE NURSES HAVE TOUGH TIME ACCESSING VICTIMS

In the dozen or so days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,000 across Nepal on April 25, many major international search and rescue teams came and left, but they have been followed by a second wave of emergency response nurses belonging to smaller non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and even nurses volunteering alone. Although highly motivated and well trained, these small groups and individuals have found it challenging to access earthquake victims in the need of medical help, among the hurdles being local authorities that hesitate to ...


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