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"High hopes" by Rosalie Hughes

Rosalie Hughes, a 2007 graduate of Dartmouth College, spent a year working for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Nepal—thanks in part to support from Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding. Among her responsibilities there was supporting the IRC's field staff. She wrote about one of her field experiences in a feature titled "High hopes" in the Fall 2009 issue of Dartmouth Medicine magazine.

Click on the thumbnails below to see additional images related to the saga that Hughes told in the magazine—about Mandari Buddha, a Nepali villager who suffered from uterine prolapse and, thanks to the IRC, was able to make a three-day journey, by foot and bus, so she could have an operation to fix the condition.

The first leg of the journey

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The bus ride

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In the big city

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