Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world, with a per capita income which is less than $390 dollars (Source: World Bank). 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 minimal 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.
We have successfully organized many free Eye and Medical Camps in rural districts of Nepal over a past decade with the financial and logistics support of our major charity partner and fundraiser- Dooley Intermed International, New York, USA. Dooley’s main focus for years has been the ‘Operation Restore Sight’ project which has helped restore eyesight and vision for over 6000 patients in Nepal which includes more than 300 cataract surgeries. Lead by Mr. Scott Hamilton- President of Dooley Intermed International, 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.
We also organize general health check-ups camps in different districts of rural Nepal with the support of our valuable donors and fund raisers. We would like to thank Mr. Adrian Hayes (Adventurer, author, Speaker, consultant & coach, documentary presenter & sustainability campaigner) and his MIRA Foundation for supporting us in organizing such health and medical camps.
Provide basic medical treatment to local communities in rural areas, with no proper access to healthcare centers
To set up basic health camps, with a Triage facility, for general physical check up and to refer serious patients for further treatment
To perform Eye cataract surgeries – Free of Cost, including a pre-operation check up, as well as post-operating follow up
To perform research, of the surrounding areas, villages, to find out the demographics and to outline the medical needs of the people
To build a strong relation with the local communities, to help expand our future community based services and charities
2018- Gamgadhi, Mugu District of Mid West Nepal (400 Km far from Kathmandu)
Patients Examined- 932, Surgeries-87
Funded by- Dooley Intermed International, New York, USA.
Medical and Logistics Support by- Dooley Intermed International and Himalayan Eye Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal.
Logistics and Ground Handling Support by- Himalayan Holidays Trekking Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu.
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