Kharikhola Health Camp

Every year more than 2,000 consultations are given to people in a remote part of Nepal during a Health Camp.

Kharikhola is a village situated in the mountain area of Solukhumbu in Everest Region. As there are no roads in and around Kharikhola, the only possible way to reach there is either by trekking or flying in with helicopters. Since this village lies away from the popular tourist destination (south to Lukla), it has not have the opportunity to see infrastructural development yet, which is similar to other remote places in Nepal.
The lack of treatment possibilities for even the most ordinary and common diseases and general knowledge on healthcare is one of the prevalent and biggest issues in the area. There is a health post available in Kharikhola village, but it is often very difficult to find Nepalese medical personnel stationed there and therefore the locals are often compelled to walk for days to nearest health facility, i.e. Lukla to receive treatment.



Ngima Sherpa is the local contact person. He comes from Kharikhola and runs a trekking agency in Kathmandu. He has initiated a range of development projects in the area, among others a school and a health post.

Together with a contact from New Zealand, Ngima Sherpa took initiative to organize a health camp in Kharikhola in 2005. In the first year, the volunteer doctors from different countries treated approx. 1,200 consultations were given for locals from Kharikhola and surrounding villages. The camp has been organized almost every year since then, where more than 2,000 consultations have been given to locals on an average with treatment for both serious cases as well as ordinary cases. Doctors and nurses from different countries such as Nepal, India, New Zealand, Australia and Holland have participated as volunteers during the camps. Besides medicinal treatment, they are also involved in raising awareness activities at schools and public meeting places in order to increase peoples' knowledge on hygiene and health precaution.

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