The numbers are in and this year’s Nomad Health Camps were a great success!
For nomadic groups in the remote highland areas of Bhutan, getting healthcare can be almost impossible, but with the support of the Bhutan Foundation, an amazing team of medical professionals made the trek to bring much-needed healthcare services and education to yak herders. This year, the team saw 78 patients who were treated for vision, dental, laboratory services, prescription, physiotherapy, and general health needs.
Alongside the amazing camp in Bumthang, there was also an OB/GYN Camp at Wangdicholing Hospital, where staff often worked up to 12 hours a day with little time for breaks and lunch! Over the course of this 10 day camp, the team performed 228 procedures including colonoscopies, biopsies, cryo, cyst/IUD removals, and even a C-Section!