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.
WHAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED:
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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