Meeting medical needs in the Himalayas
It is a considerable challenge to bring health care to the remote villages that lie amid the world's highest mountains—some of them a 10-hour walk from the nearest road navigable by a motor vehicle. Yet the medical needs in that part of the world are great. In Nepal, for example, one in three women suffers from uterine prolapse, a painful condition that, if untreated, can lead to death.
Two young women with Dartmouth ties recently traveled in the Himalayas with health-care teams and have written about their experiences for Dartmouth Medicine magazine. See "Medicine in the Mountains" to read their articles and see some images from their travels.
And click on the links below to see additional views of the region and the people they encountered.
- "High hopes" by Rosalie Hughes
- "Monumental challenges" by Katherine Kosman
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