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  Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet: Service Trek led by Everest summiter Dan Mazur: Dispatch Three


Patale health post: We took these pictures last night. They are of the two Sherpa health care workers who have been practicing medicine in Patale for the last couple of weeks. The young woman's name is Pasi.

Jamyang Sherpa, the 19 year old Sherpa health care worker examining a young boy in Patale, a remote village in northern Okhaldhunga district of Nepal on November 5, 2004.

 

 

Hello EverestNews.com, wish you were here we have been visiting  the  homes of various Sherpas  eating and drinking.  I have reached the state of vreethaak which is Dutch for needing too loosen ones belt. This is lee levin continuing with my loosened belt  .It is truly a privilege to go on this this trek and see many things few if any westerners have seen.  The little clinic has been opened for about two weeks  with two local health care workers age 19 and

20  the each studied for two years in Katmandu  and now are seeing patients with various conditions including worms  shin infections  burns  bronchitis and  some other conditions  the clinic so far seems successful and the two workers seem very enthusiastic.

 

John:  A terrific day in the remote hills of Nepal, quiet, beautiful,

pastoral hills with extraordinarily friendly people.  We have been welcomed into too many homes to count and in each visit we are served many many cups of sweet tea (dudh chyaa), Sherpa tea (yak butter, salt and tea), chang (barley beer), and rakshi (distilled chang).  We've probably eaten 10,000 calories apiece today.  We visited a small monastery at 8,000 feet high above the Malung (Sp?)Khola (river) that Janbu Sherpa says no westerner has

ever seen before - what a privilege!

 

Dr. Lee Levin reviewing a list of medications needed to supply the health post in Patale.

 

This is Elselien writing. I'm one of the service trekkers and am wondering whether you could put a little Dutch dispatch on the site. Last February Daniel came over to Rotterdam and did a slide show to collect money for the Everest Foundation. I think a lot of Dutch people would like to read about our current trek and the health care workers we have been meeting. Thanks a lot in advance!

 

Hallo Allemaal,

 

Vanuit Patale in het verlaten Okhaldhunga district is dit Elselien.

Samen met Daniel Mazur en twee Amerikanen doe ik een service trek om twee 'health care workers' te ontmoeten die opgeleid zijn door de Mount Everest Foundation en nu een paar weken aan het werk zijn in Patale. Het ziet er goed uit. De 'workers ' komen uit dit gebied en lijken gemotiveerd om hun eigen dorp en de omliggende gehuchten te voorzien van hele basale gezondheidszorg, dat ze tot voorkort hier helemaal niet kenden. Het is geweldig om te zien dat een organisatie als deze, op zo'n praktische en eigenlijk ongelooflijk simpele wijze bij kan dragen aan de manier waarop deze mensen hun eigen situatie proberen te verbeteren. Hopelijk  kan ik later nog wat schrijven, voor nu allemaal erg bedankt voor jullie interesse en voor de Nederlanders bij Daniels lezing, bedankt voor jullie bijdrage. Ik heb met eigen og en kunnen zien wat een verschil 1000 Euro kan maken! Elselien te Hennepe.

 

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