BRANNGO Health Working Group


Welcome to the BRANNGO Health Working Group page !

BRANNGO Cttee Mbr Lisa Whitehouse-Foskett

As the BRANNGO Health Working Group Lead, I would like to introduce myself.

My name is Lisa Whitehouse-Foskett. Professionally, I am a Director of my Practice and a Podiatrist, specialising in Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, Prescriptive Orthotics, together with Chiropody. I started my business, a Private Clinic, some 23 years ago, after having worked in the NHS in a different capacity.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Podiatric Medicine. I am a member of a number of organisations, including the College of Podiatry and the Royal Society of Medicine. I am also an Honorary Member of the Nepalese Doctors Association (UK).

I have been connected with, and have been working in, Nepal since 2004.

Health in Nepal:

Within this page, you will find current Nepal health-related topics. The page is open to members and non-members, and I welcome you all to the page. My team and I will be posting information relating to many topics, as well as updates on Webinars, both informative and educational.

• BRANNGO Webinar: Health in Nepal – the current situation.  Please click here to see/hear a recording of this very interesting webinar.

Flyer for the event summarising agenda, speakers and topics discussed:



• Nepalese Doctors Association (UK)

Many thanks to Dr Donna Shrestha and Dr Prajwal Ghimire, Joint Secretaries, Nepalese Doctors Association (UK), for allowing us to share their 2020 Journal (54 pages) with our members. The Journal is extremely well worth reading as it contains many interesting articles and updates.

The Nepalese Doctors Association (UK) is a socio-professional and charitable organisation which ‘promotes and supports medical education and health improvement projects, through independent and collaborative efforts in the UK and Nepal’. If you would like to know more about the Nepalese Doctors Association (UK), or their Charity Wing, please take a look at their excellent website, or get in touch with Lisa.


• Covid-19 in Nepal

Click here to view the Health Sector Emergency Response Plan (33 pages) produced by the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population in May 2020.

Thank you to Susan Hamblin of the Nestling Trust, and member of the BRANNGO Health Working Group Team, for sharing this document. The Nestling Trust supports programmes which ‘provide basic health care and health education to villagers in the remote areas of Nepal’.


Click here to view the slides and commentary from the webinar on The Current Covid Situation in Nepal (approx 25 mins), given by Dr Michael Kamdar (FiY1 Infectious Diseases RVI) and Dr Suraj Bhatterai at the Health Working Group meeting on 10 July 2020.

Michael and Suraj are Chair and Honorary Trustee, respectively, of the Friends of Nepal Ambulance Service, which aims to ‘reduce the suffering, disability and mortality for the people of Nepal by providing clinical leadership, logistical, financial and training support for the Nepal Ambulance Service, established in April 2011’.

Friday 17th July – The Health Working Group held a meeting at which Dr Michael Kamdar, our COVID-19 advisor, updated us on the current COVID-19 situation in Nepal.

We were also pleased to welcome Dr Tshering Lama. Dr Lama, the ex-Director of Childreach Nepal, is a Public Health PhD, has developed Telemedicine in Nepal, is an advisor to the Chancellor of Kathmandu University, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a founder of Ideas Studio, Nepal (the Nepalese equivalent of Dragons Den). Dr Lama is leading a team post-COVID in health, education and industry and was speaking to us from Nepal regarding COVID-19, the health and welfare situation, predominantly in rural areas, PPE availability and making of such in Nepal. Both speakers gave most interesting, informative and useful updates.

Contact Us:

BRANNGO Health Working Group: If you would like to be included on my BRANNGO Health Working Group email list, please click this link and send me your contact details. I would be happy to hear from Medical professionals in all areas of Medicine and health-related professions.

BRANNGO: If you are involved in SDG3 work (‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’) in Nepal, and would like to know more about BRANNGO, please get in touch via the Contact Us page. Please also take a look at, like, and follow our informative BRANNGO Facebook page.