Visit the main HIFA website:

IRIN: Psychologists stay home: Nepal doesn't need you (2)

HIFA Quotation: 

Sometimes driven by our generosity we forget to account the actual need of the very people we are trying to help. Last Saturday I visited remote villages of earthquake affected Dhading district where indegenous "Chepan "community live.

I ask one question to all of them, what three things they need most? To my surprise their answer was "Corrugated sheet" "Corrugated sheet" and "Corrugated sheet".
And another question, what three things they want to build with "Corrugated sheet". They prioritise as rebuilding 1. Their homes 2. School 3. Health post.

In the same region reputed INGO with the support of local NGO was busy distributing "Dignity Kit" with sanitory napkins (they have never used it and not going to use this time as well).


Date of HIFA message: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Knowledge cycle: 
WHO Regions and Countries: 
Users of healthcare information: 
Author Name: 
Shishir Dahal
Author Organisational Type: 
DGroup URL
Links to the full text of the message and thread in the Dgroups archive; accessible only to HIFA members - join HIFA here (free); request full text by email to
Author profile: 

 Shishir Dahal is a senior medical officer for Ministry of Health Nepal in Rolpa District Hospital. shishir15 AT

Author Country: 
Author Professional Status: 
Name of person(s) who selected this HIFA Quotation: