Nepal Surgical Mission -- “Reaching the Unreached”
Hi, I'm running BOSTON MARATHON and in doing so, also raising funds for an excellent cause. I would like to invite my colleagues, friends, family and all of you kind and generous individuals to please support the Medical Mission we are planning in September 2020 to help provide free of cost medical and surgical aid to rural Nepalese who are unable to find cure due lack of access to facilities and doctors, and financial and socio-economic challenges. 100% of the donataion goes directly to the medical care of patients, as all volunteers and medical staff pay their travel and expenses out of their own pocket. Below is a brief intro to the mission, and our attempt to "Reaching the Unreached".
We started going to Nepal in 2010. We’ve run missions in Dhankuta, Lahan, and Chisapani in Nepal and further expanding. This is a multidisciplinary surgical mission to help the poor and needy of Nepal to decrease their burden and reach out to those people who are unreached, thus called “Reaching the Unreached”. The mission reaches as many people who have been carrying the burden of these surgical issues and having to ignore it because of poverty and access to care while they struggling to eat 1-2 meals a day. The mission will and has always been free of cost for every patient who will be taken care of by our team, especially targeting the poor and underserved areas in Nepal.Our surgical mission has a major OR (General, Gyn and plastic surgeries), minor OR (lumps and bumps- same-day surgeries AKA outpt dept: OPD), dental clinic. We run about 4-5 major OR tables, 2-3 tables in OPD and 3-5 dental chairs.Types of Surgical Procedure we do Hernia repair, inguinal, umbilical, incisional, Hydrocele repair, adult and kids, Gall Bladder surgery, burn contracture release, Cleft lip/palate, Uterine, and Vaginal prolapses, Ovarian cyst removal, Dental procedures which include but not limited to extractions, restorations, filling. We did our first Dental only mission to Nepal in 2019 with the intent to expand and reach more people in other parts of the country. Each year we are growing and plan to add new sub-specialties. In addition, we plan to conduct minor surgeries, excising benign small masses and bumps and lumps in an outpatient room setting.
We also fit LN-4 Hands to amputees, they are free of cost to us and to the patient. A mechanical hand can be used for simple activities of daily living, like carrying less than 10 Kg, can ride a bicycle, write, hold cups and a spoon to eat with. We have distributed around 500 hands in the last 7 years. Check out the website: https://ln-4.org3.
We also install solar suitcases in health posts where there is no electricity. The solar suitcase is used as a source for light for delivery and other procedures thus reducing the dependence on flashlight. We have installed 12 of these units (https://wecaresolar.org ) with each unit costing us around $1800.00
Aloha Medical Mission Team:
Total of 70-100 volunteers participate each year from the US (50-70) with additiona 30-50 in-country Nepalese volunteers who join us in each mission. Without the contributions and hard work of all our volunteers, we would not be able to provide the much needed care. All Volunteers of the mission pay their own expenses including flight, lodging, and food as well. Thus, all donations made go directly to the care of the patient it was intended for by the donors. Below are links to YouTube videos on what we have done in the past.
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