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Gerda was one of the key founders of PHASE and is a big motivating force for many people involved in the organisation. She grew up in Africa, and from her childhood knew that she wanted to dedicate her life to improving healthcare across the world. She trained as a doctor and gained a post-doctoral qualification in tropical medicine. Her relationship with Nepal started almost by accident; she came on a short holiday and immediately felt at home with the country and its people. She also saw the real need of rural communities. Gerda learned Nepali and then worked for rural hospitals and NGOs for 3 years, before helping to found PHASE.
Gerda was a GP in the UK for a number of years and now lives full time in Nepal, she returns to the UK twice a year. In Nepal Gerda spends much of her time monitoring the health programmes, and running the hugely successful volunteer scheme for NHS professionals to train Nepali staff. Gerda’s passion, energy and commitment is inspirational.
Read Gerda’s latest post about health camps in Nepal
A short story about an unexpected journey Gerda made in Nepal.
Gerda took part in the Mongol Derby – the longest and hardest horse race in the world in 2015 to fundraise for PHASE.
Gerda’s update from Kathmandu about PHASE’s permanent office and new partnerships.