Volunteer at a rural medical camp

Medical care in the Himalayas is a very hit and miss situation due to the remote hard to access areas and lack on money set aside for this. In many areas a trip to the Doctor means travelling hours if not days to gain help & when you arrive the medical centre is shut because of no staff or lack of funding etc. The Foothills of the Himalayas is home to many thousands of people all who deserve some form of medical care.  And to manage this all across the Himalayas small medical centres have been built by the Nepali government as well as private organisation to help provide this care. And even EHN did its bit when in 2011 joined forces with Building bridges worldwide to create a small medical centre in Gerkhu. Then we handed the building over to the Nepali government because they can provide staff and medicines far better than we can. The system isn’t perfect but its slowly getting there.

Since that day we have always had a keen interest in medical care in the Himalayas because only when you have walked in such a magnificent range of Mountains can you really see the harsh conditions that some people survive in. We have been to places where people have died from simple conditions of a broken leg, stomach viruses because there isn’t any care there available. But because we are not in a position yet to run our own medical centre due to the immense funding it would take we have been running rural medical camps where a group of Western Doctors work alongside Nepali ones and provide free medical care in areas where there is little or no access to medical care.

Our aim is to run at least one a year in the summer but with an aim to build relations with medical professionals across the world so we can fund and run more. So if you’re a medical professional or training to be one and would like to know more about the next medical camp then please contact Phil on phil@ehn-nepal.org

                                                               

In 2013 EHN teamed up with a group of medical students named as the Global Grizzlies who came to Nepal and took part in a medical trek into the mountains dispensing basic medical care as well as participating in health education & awareness for children.

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In 2014 EHN teamed up with our friends from Australia to run a medical camp in Phulasi which helped over 600 people.

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