Posted: May 19, 2011 | Healthcare
Dr. Ari Stern, Mountain Fund Board President is no stranger to Nepal. After spending time here in 2005 as an elective for medical school he has returned over and over to give his time and expertise to the people of Nepal. This year he's again traveled half-way around the world to give basic medical care to the poorest people in Nepal. In a series of four back-to-back medical camps, Ari first lead a team of volunteers for ten days through the Rasuwa District where three camps were conducted. Arriving back in Kathmandu and having only a couple of days to re-pack the intrepid doctor next visited Cheapang villages in the hills above Chitwan where, assisted by volunteers and two Nepali staff nurses he saw a record 917 patients over the course of just two and a half days. Ari never seems to grow tired of the seemingly endless lines of patients and remarks only that "this is why I came to Nepal" and vows to stay at his post each day until every single patient has been seen. Kudos to our leader !
To see Ari's photos from these medical camps visit both links below. One is from Rasuwa medical camps, the other from the Chepang Villages.
by Scott MacLennan
Executive Director Scott MacLennan is awarded the
Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.