Rupa

I met Rupa in 2002 on my first trip to Nangi. I was an emergency doctor with wilderness medicine experience that I wanted to share with the healthcare providers and learn about Nepali health in the remote rural regions. Mahabir had encouraged me to go and introduced us. Along with Lila, she was one of the two healthcare workers in Nangi who provided services ranging from prenatal care to hospice needs of the seriously ill and elderly. I can not remember the exact location where we met…probably at the volunteer house, but I remember two things very well….the juxtaposition of...