The disaster killed more than 9,000 people and left nearly 3 million homeless.
Subedi traveled with locally donated supplies and joined Nepali doctors from the United States to treat 25 or 30 people in each of several villages. They mostly hiked amid flattened buildings and landslides to get to patients requiring care.
Subedi shared these photographs of his experiences.
His group supports the nonprofit campaign called Mission Rebuild Nepal, which intends to rebuild 800 houses. Already, 75 like the one at left are near completion. He and his colleagues concluded that “people’s health will only be better once they have a good place to live. So until we can fix that, we can’t make them healthy,” said Subedi, an assistant professor of medicine.
This article appears in the summer 2015 issue of Upstate Health magazine.
Hear Subedi’s radio interview about his efforts after the Nepal earthquake on “HealthLink on Air.”