THE DUNCAN HOSPITAL A MEDICAL LIFELINE FOR
11 million people
Based in Bihar in India on the border with Nepal, the Duncan Hospital is the only medical facility in the region for five million Nepalese and six million Indians..
The Duncan Hospital, Bihar, India
Based in Bihar in India on the border with Nepal, the Duncan is the only medical facility in the region. It provides medical care for five million Nepalese and six million Indians but receives no funds from central government.
Originally founded in 1930 by Cecil Duncan, an Edinburgh GP, the Duncan came to Professor Mackay’s attention through Drs Matt and Joanna Peacock, who spent 10 years working at this medical outpost. The Peacocks were great friends of Professor Mackay’s mother and over the years shared their stories from the Duncan, becoming increasingly concerned as the hospital fell into a state of disrepair.
Professor Mackay and his wife Jackie decided to help fund a new wing at the hospital and then went on to form the Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust along with Dr Graham Watson and his wife Karen.
In the video below the Mackays explain their very personal connection to the Duncan and how the InternalBrace is helping make life better for patients and staff there.
Where in the world is the Duncan?
Lift a Girl – Give her a future
£757 can pay for one year of study for a girl in this remote part of Bihar
For many girls living in this remote part of India, a future career is something they would often only dream of aspiring to, often being sold into marriage as young as 12 years old. You can change this by funding nursing training for a young woman living in the community. This will make a dramatic difference to her hopes and aspirations, also helping bring change to her family and community.”
Stop preventable baby deaths
£912 can pay for vital baby equipment
Babies born prematurely do not have enough fat to regulate their body temperature and often die, with 450 premature babies dying every hour across the world. India has the highest rate of pre-term baby deaths in the world but most of these deaths can be prevented. Life-saving baby equipment such as phototherapy machines, infant warmers, and o2 machines, can prevent such unnecessary deaths. You can fund vital baby equipment for this hospital, such as an infant warmer that costs only £912.”
The total for these pieces of equipment is £10,800.
Latest News from The Duncan
The Duncan Trust provides medical care for 11 million people in one of the poorest regions of the world. Our4 charity number is: SC042538
We aim to raise enough money to ensure the Duncan Hospital is able to provide medical care to people who would not otherwise be able to afford it
Contact EMMS International
EMMS International are our contact point for fundraising for the Duncan you can get in touch with them in the following ways