Humla Medical Camp is a huge success
At the end of August we had an extremely busy medical camp in Humla, a remote and difficult to reach district in the mountains of north-west Nepal.
Over three days GWT medical staff worked tirelessly to provide medical treatment, checkups and surgeries, and supply medicines.
“(The) medical camp team always feel proud to serve such needy and deprived people.”
Jay Limbu, Project Manager
Life-changing treatments for hundreds of patients
Our medical camps provide free treatment for people living in the most remote communities in Nepal – for many this is the only medical assistance they receive.
During the camp:
• 633 patients were treated
• 262 audiogram tests carried out
• 140 hearing aids prescribed
• 22 ear surgeries conducted
• 50 cataract surgeries completed
• 60 patients with disabilities provided with mobility aids or measured for prosthetics.
• 670 people provided with Covid tests (all patients and guardians)
We also handed over much-needed medical items, medicines, consumables and rehabilitation equipment, which will enable the hospital to expand its facilities to provide for local patients.
Bringing medical care to a remote and deprived area
Humla is one of the most underprivileged districts in Nepal in terms of infrastructure, development, road access, education and health services. Running a medical camp in such a remote location in uncertain monsoon weather was a challenge, pulling together expertise from external specialists and with support from local authorities and volunteers. It was incredibly rewarding to be able to help so many patients, some of whom walked for several days to get to the camp.
“Because it’s so remote and deprived, it is very challenging to conduct a camp in Humla. But although it is difficult, it is also very worthwhile, as the patients coming to the camp have no realistic alternative to receive these life-changing treatments”
Dr Gerda Pohl, Medical Director