Junbesi Health Camp
An Australian medical team, comprising a general practitioner, geriatrician, radiologist, orthopedic surgeon, dentist, physiotherapist, two pharmacists, two nurses and a handful of non-medically trained but nonetheless, very helpful assistants, participated in the 2014 Junbesi Health Camp.
The team was complemented by a Nepalese contingent of doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and interpreters, including Ang Sherpa, the founding father of the Kushudebu Public Health Mission.
Over the course of 3 days, this team saw 350 patients of all ages, supplied 1000 courses of medication and were able to run simple blood tests, utilize the basic X-ray and ultrasound scanning equipment and perform basic dental procedures.
As always, the patients and local Junbesi community are exceptionally grateful for the ongoing financial and practical support provided by the girls at Wilderness School and the wider Wilderness community.
Incinerator for Thuptenghholing Monastery
Following the health camp, a visit was paid to Thuptenghholing Monastery, where an incinerator was donated in memory of Dr. Henry and Mrs. Nan Rischbieth, long term supporters of Wilderness School and member of the Panneshaw community, KI. The gift was made possible by their loving children and grandchildren in an effort to reduce rubbish in the community and, as a result, prevent disease.