Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

We are just now realizing the devastation leveled by the April 25th earthquake just northeast of Kathmandu. According to IRF President, Dr. Andrew Haig of the University of Michigan, "While the immediate response to those injured in this devastating earthquake is critical, thousands of earthquake survivors likely will be left with severe disabilities from brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and other trauma. IRF is assisting the country's only physician in the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty - a resident finishing his training in Bangladesh - in developing plans for immediate and continuing care for people who will have life-changing disabilities."

We are asking you to help out now by opening up your wallets and donating to immediate relief. The value of your donation in western currency will multiply nearly 5 times when it is used in Nepal.

The IRF is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is authorized to collect disaster relief funds. If anyone needs a donation letter for tax purposes please contact Tom Haig and he will send you a .pdf receipt.

All funds collected will be disseminated in country as determined by Dr. Raju Dhakal, a Nepalese national who is taking time from his residency in PM&R at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Dhaka to help his countrymen.

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Dr. Raju Dhakal of Nepal
Resident in PM&R Dhaka, Bangladesh

You can follow Dr. Dhakal's progress via the IRF's page.


IRF Film Festival

IRF Communication Director, Tom Haig, has just returned from a productive year shooting films for the IRF in Bangladesh, Albania and Ghana.

Please take the time to enjoy these three films:

  • IRF 101
    A short film describing the purpose of the IRF

  • Captian Crip Goes to Dhaka
    A 20-minute recap of the 2012 IRF Conference on Rehabilitation in Rural and Low Resource Nations.
    French Version Here.

  • IRF Visits Ghana
    A 30-minute film on the current state of rehab medicine in Ghana.

  • IRF Visits Albania
    A 22-minute film on the current state of rehab medicine in Shkoder, Albania.




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