Moving Mountains have been running free community medical camps since 2010 and they have formed the backbone of a very successful health programme in the villages which have been well documented by previous students and has helped our charity to develop and fund the running of a rural community health clinic in Bumburi village.
We employ Nepalese doctors and dentists to supervise and support volunteer medical and dentistry students from the UK and the clinics attract people from miles around, many of whom have walked for hours or even days to reach it. In previous years we have seen well over 1,000 people in 10 days.
Throughout these camps we aim to see as many patients as possible, and provide free medical and dental attention, treatment and advice. We also aim to collect medical data to help gain a better understanding of the most common health issues in the area - this has helped Moving Mountains to tailor our work in the area by providing effective and sustainable health related projects (like our water project or the eco-friendly cooking stoves); which was always the long term aim.