Dr Myra Elliott has done extensive work in Cambodia, including the performance of a life-changing surgery on a Cambodian boy with an extremely rare and debilitating condition. Our vision team has also participated in a Vision Outreach Program in collaboration with the Village Health Community Development NGO in Cambodia.
We continue to work in several regions of China, including in the region of Lugu Hu, a remote volcanic lake 8,600 feet above sea level, that forms the border between the Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces. The ethnic tribal people who live on the shores of this lake are classified as minorities and do not get much healthcare. Our services there have reached thousands of locals and cover women's health, optometry, dentistry, dermatology and general medicine.
Our efforts in the remote mountains of Ladakh are in their fifth year running and cover a wide range of services. We conduct up to two trips annually to address the unique health problems of these communities, including a high incidence of cervical cancer and infant mortality, and widespread vision problems due to constant exposure to harsh UV rays.
Our work in Indonesia has covered areas ranging from the poorest communities of Bali to the thick forests of Kalimantan in Borneo Island.
We made our first trip to Ngabang, a remote town in West Kalimantan, in November 2013.
Our vision team is working hard behind-the-scenes to launch a new healthcare project in Myanmar soon. Watch this space!
Our women's health team has performed extensive medical treatment and conducted public healthcare education amongst the high altitude regions of Nepal. Our dental team has also travelled to Kathmandu to provide treatment for dental problems ranging from the basic to the acute.
Our cleft palate and cleft lip surgeons continue to travel to the Philippines to carry out surgeries to remedy birth deformities, and to transform the lives of children in the process.
Our dental team visited refugee camp 2, near Mae Home Some, one of the poorest areas of Northern Thailand.
Our doctors and nurses regularly make an extraordinary 28-hour journey to the Luambe National Park in east Zambia. As the first foreign medical team to venture into the area, their services were sorely needed and the locals, though initially unfriendly, eventually flocked to the doctors in the thousands. Working conditions are rudimentary and the prevalence of severe illness, including HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is high.