Some time back, FVS became aware of the plight of the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital (NOH). This small, newly constructed hospital, located near the Disabled School, needed orthopedic equipment and supplies. FVS felt called to help. FVS contacted fellow volunteers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for assistance, which resulted in the formation of the Nepal-Taiwan Cooperation Project.
The endeavors of this project have been very successful. The Po Cheng Orthopedic Institute of Kaohsiung has donated over $60,000 worth of orthopedic instruments and equipment.
The directors and staff of the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital are very appreciative of this assistance. Dr. Anil Shrestha, the Medical Director & Orthopedic Surgeon writes: "As you must know, our hospital is very small, a 48-bed hospital catering mostly to patients in the lower socio-economic class. We have very limited staff and trained manpower. We feel very encouraged by getting support from organizations like yours, and we do hope that the support will continue in the future."