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Tika’s Passing

On January 3 Peace Corps Nepal long time friend, Tika Karki, passed away. It touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed. More information is available on our website and Friends of Nepal will be doing something to memorialize him and his service in the near future.

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Tika is Improving

I wanted to share with everyone that Tika is out of the Hospital. He was discharged this past Tuesday after ten days stay. He has an appointment with the Oncologist this week and then we will find out what the next steps are. He is currently doing much better after

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Tika Karki Update

From Suarav Karki:   As I mentioned earlier, Tika was admitted to the Inova Fairfax Hospital last Sunday (9/23). He did not have the pre-scheduled fourth chemotherapy treatment because of low white blood cells (WBC) count. He was given some shots to increase the WBC count but it did not

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Passing of Bob Bates, First Director of PCN

Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I pass along word of the passing of Bob Bates.  Bob, teacher, author, mountaineer and first Peace Corps director in Nepal, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Exeter, NH. Bob’s list of accomplishments is long and varied. In his mountain life he

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Himalayan Healers Update

Namaste everyone! Thought I would send out an invite to interested parties to refer potential student candidates for our second Himalayan Healer’s training, to begin Mid-November.   This training will require 10 female candidates. Candidates of difficult backgrounds and needs in particular are encouraged, however we have an open admissions

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Free Madhu + Campaign Update

Within the past week there has been a great effort to free Madhu and the other professionals arrested alongside him. We will be posting daily updates on the situation in this space. To the extent possible, we want to coordinate our efforts. Here is a summary of actions to date:

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Peace Corps Doctor Jailed

From Today’s Nepali Times  The 25 civil society activists, doctors and journalists who defied the curfew on 8 April at the Teaching Hospital and jump-started the current agitation and were arrested have been shifted to a detention centre in Duwakot. The group includes prominent human rights activists Padma Ratna Tuladhar,

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