Moving Mountains run free Medical Camps in needy regions of East Africa and a medical and dental clinic in two Nepali villages, offering a direct insight to rural healthcare practices and a chance to get involved and make a real difference with one of our regular annual health programme events.
Participants tend to be medical students looking for a chance to travel abroad and visit somewhere special and take part in a local healthcare event which clearly has a long term benefit to a community. The team is normally around 20 in number they work with medical staff from the local hospitals who we employ for the job. Apart from the obvious benefits to the communities, the participants are treated to local hospitality, parties and an insight into life for local people which inevitably become life changing.
During the camps the team can deal with several thousand patients, many who come from far away looking for a diagnosis and treatment. Many of the patients are referred to hospital and we are able to assist with that process. The team also deliver primary healthcare talks and promotional events to school kids and adults alike, working with our healthworkers to help promote a better way of life.