Health Camp – Dental, Medical, and so much more

WHN members Christine and Craig headed out with Health Development Society Nepal on this two-day multifaceted project to Garambesi in the Lamjung District.  HDSN director Dr. Kiran Awasthi organized a partnership with Acupuncturist Without Borders, Quake Volunteers and the local organization SAHODAR Nepal.  After a 6-hour bus ride, the last hour down a bumpy dirt road, the team of 24 volunteers arrived at noon and immediately got to work. 



Dentistry: The team of dentist treated 205 patients (134 extractions, 45 fillings & 10 fluoride treatments.

Acupuncture: 97 patients were treated with Christine helping the doctor by removing the needles.

Shelter: Two of Kiran’s award winning shelters was assembled which were funded by the local hospital and will be used as inpatient ward with three beds each.  WHN also donated a 10x20 tent that was used for the acupuncture camp and will remain with the community.

First Aid Training: Dr. Bijay Tamang conducted a first aid training and distributed first aid kits to 23 teachers from 18 schools.

Psychotherapy Camp: A qualified therapist worked with children who accompanied their parents to the medical camp enjoyed drawing, dancing and face painting.


At a total cost for the camp of only $600 US you cannot get more bang for your buck. WHN was a partial funder of this camp.  Moving forward we will we financing additional dental camps, training camps and medical outposts.




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