The past week I have been working on creating a story for KIOCH: The Kathmandu Institute of Child Health. This initiative is the vision - the dream - of one of the most famous heart surgeons in the country; Prof Dr Bhagawan Koirala. Together with Executive director of the Karuna Foundation and general connector of beautiful initiatives; Deepak Raj Sapkota, he envisioned a new innovative way of paediatric health care. By now they have formed a board with people who believe in their vision, got support from several places in the world, are helped by many volunteers and are working hard to make this dream a reality. A private paediatric hospital, where no child will be refused and where care and technology will set new bars to health care all over Nepal.
As it is still a dream and now reality, it was a challenge to create a story that would capture that vision and of course I'm still working hard to finish it, in order to make it an actual story. I visited many hospitals in Kathmandu, met with the minister of health and I even witnessed an open heart surgery. This blog was ment to keep you up to date and to give you a little teaser of what is to come.
If you'd like more regular updates while I'm on these kind of assignments, make sure you follow me on instagram as I use their story option quite a lot while I'm away.