Joanne Silberner is a freelance reporter and artist-in-residence at the University of Washington in Seattle. For 18 years, she covered health issues for NPR. Silberner has an undergraduate degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She spent a year on a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has also had fellowships from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Carter Center.
Rihana Shekha Dhapali is a victim of bride burning in Nepal. Minakshi Rana is a counselor who is working with Dhapali and other women like her, to cope with what happened to them.
In Nepal, Padma Maharjan is doing her best to prevent burns. Maharjan works at the Nepal Cleft and Burn Center near Kathmandu. Most days she changes dressings on burn patients.
Only a handful of global NGOs focus on burns, and they mostly concentrate on the pressing need for surgical care.
Surgeon Shankar Man Rai strives to help forgotten patients in Nepal.
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