in October AUSNEP AUSTRALIA will again head to Nepal, to host it's 13th free health camp (14th free project), with it's group of self funded Aussie volunteer general surgeons, anaesthetists, & nurses.
But this time.....
WE WILL BE SLEEPING IN OUR AMAZING KATHMANDU Boreas 3 Person Tent v2 -
Thanks to the Kathmandu Summit ClubAdventure Sponsorship program!!! http://www.kathmandu.com.au
We will head to Deurali, a remote village, to provide free 'life changing' surgeries (hernia & hydrocele repairs) & dental treatments to those who cannot afford health care.
There is NO free health care in Nepal, even a simple bandaid has to be purchased if it is part of your treatment and that's after you have paid for your ticket to see a Doctor.
There are no luxuries on these camps - we sleep in tents, no bathrooms, no showers - just a daily washy washy bowl. We travel on local buses & work for 5 days with frequent power outages one of our biggest obstacles
In the 5 days we can provide around 45 surgical procedures and over 800 dental extractions & fillings. We also provide children with toothbrushes & toothpaste as well as oral education.
Ausnep established a Nepali NGO, Ausnep Foundation, in 2010 allowing us to be a stronger, committed, trusted unit. Ausnep Foundation's local knowledge is invaluable and by working as one cohesive unit we truly can 'Help Where It Matters'.
Ausnep hosts 2 health camps per year. Whilst all volunteers are self funded the monies needed to run the camp are raised from donations, & fundraising events. Tents & equipment have to be hired for each camp but NOW with the generous donation of 20 tents from Kathmandu Adventure Sponsorship Program the money we save can be used so much more effectively. http://www.kathmandu.com.au
If we see an area of need, and we can help, we do.
Some of our other projects include .....
- disaster relief after the devastating earthquake - providing food to over 5000 people
- provided clothing after the earthquake
- planted 7500 trees & 500 bamboo plants in a landslide effected village
- donating concrete rubbish bins to a village
- providing delivery kits for women in remote villages
- providing medical equipment to various remote health posts & hospitals in Kathmandu
- provided toothbrushes, toothpaste, beanies, scarves, & toys to orphanages
- provided sporting equipment to village schools
- provides an avenue to sponsor a child for their education - to date there are 4 children receiving education
98% of ALL monies raised directly helps the people of Nepal.
To date Ausnep has treated over 5000 patients, including orthopaedic, reconstructive, general, gynaecology surgeries, & dental treatments since commencing in 2008.