May 13, 2021
Nepal is suffering from a growing humanitarian crisis. Less than 4% of the country is vaccinated, test positivity rates are up to 60-90% in some areas, and outside of capital Kathmandu, ICU care is extremely hard to find. Binita Adhikari, executive director of Health Foundation Nepal, and Anup Subedee, an infectious disease physician in Kathmandu, talk with Josh Sharfstein about what contributed to Nepal’s COVID-19 crisis and what the world needs to do to help. Please consider donating to one of these nonprofits: Health Foundation Nepal, America Nepal Medical Foundation, and the Nepal Development Society.