The College is proud to support Edinburgh-based charity EMMS International’s ‘Every Girl Matters’ campaign. The campaign aims to improve healthcare in rural Nepal and help young girls continue in education – and it is backed by the UK Government, which will match all donations from the public, pound for pound.

Donate to the campaign here.

Chronic sickness in rural Nepal causes unnecessary pain and suffering and places a huge burden of care on young girls like Sunita, who left school after both her mother and father became ill and were unable to care for themselves.

The project will extend quality palliative care and access to essential pain relief to 20,000 families in rural Nepal. With their loved ones well cared for, 1,646 young carers can return to school and enjoy the hope education brings for them and their communities.

Hear Dr Conor Maguire, Vice President (International), talk about what the project means to the College.

The College is backing EMMS International’s call on the public to support and donate to the campaign and give girls like Sunita a chance to fulfil their aspirations by returning to school, safe in the knowledge that her loved ones are receiving the care they need.

The campaign was launched in an online event featuring the opening of a new EMMS-funded palliative care centre for excellence in Pokhara, Nepal, which will also be the base for this new 3-year project.