Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world, with a per capita income which is less than $390 dollars (Source: Worldbank). Most parts, which are not located in the Central development zone, are under developed and lack proper health or education facilities. This problem exists mostly due to the rough geographical terrains and lack of road access. Most people in rural parts are forced to cope with bare minimalistic healthcare facilities, with health posts, which are under staffed and ill-equipped. The most alarming issue is people who remain untreated for even minor diseases, which can be easily cured. People have to walk for days by foot, or carry patients in baskets, just to get to a local medical provider.
Given, the extremely difficult situation and the poor contribution of the government, we at Mission Himalaya, along with various foreign medical missions, have been trying to address these issues in our own possible ways, and the best solution to tackle such problems is by organizing Rural/Semi-Rural, Eye and Medical camps. To bring medical supplies and facilities to these unreachable locations, and help the local community.
Our Eye and Medical Camps
DDooley Intermed Foundation
Our Sponsoring organization, with whom, Mission Himalaya has successfully done many Free Eye and Medical camps. Dooley’s main focus for years has been the ‘Gift of Sight’, project, which has helped restore eyesight and vision for over 3000 patients in Nepal. In Collaboration with the Himalayan Eye Hospital, Pokhara and the Brilliant team of doctors, we have had 100% successful eye surgical camps in 3 places including Gorkha. Dooley Intermed foundation, has been supporting us financially and helping organize rural eye camps in some of the remotest regions of West Nepal like Upper Mustang, Gorkha. Lead by Mr. Scott Hamilton, with his brilliant team of Doctors and volunteers all the way from USA, have been successfully performing eye surgeries in some of the remotest parts of Nepal. We the team of Mission Himalaya, are grateful to the team of Dooley, for their visionary ideas and making such rural camps successful.
Please visit their website, to know about their wonderful work and the projects they support.
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