Dilys has been a GP in Sheffield for over 30 years and has recently retired. Between 2011 and 2013 she visited Nepal 3 times to mentor and support the staff and to teach both PHASE staff and government nurses in Kathmandu and Aaraughat. Dilys has 4 children grown up children and lives in Sheffield. She joined the Trustee board in September 2013.
Dilys says “I have previously worked with charities in resource poor countries and have always been hospital based. However this never seemed to be the answer to huge unmet country wide medical need and left me feeling I had been involved in firefighting without lasting change. PHASE places great emphasis on primary health care and health education which is, as a GP, what I am passionate about. Delivering primary health care and basic health education in Nepali villages to families is the most valuable and practical form of medical intervention. The core values of PHASE – empowerment, sustainability and partnership – are reflected in this work. I hope that as a trustee I can facilitate continued improvement the lives of those living in some of the worlds most remote and harsh environments. I am really happy to have been given the chance to be a part of such a unique organisation.”
Dilys recalls her experiences of providing General Clinic Training in Nepal.
The impact of PHASE’s new project in Kolti is discussed by Dilys.
Dilys describes her 5 weeks spent in remote areas of far west Nepal where there is no road access.