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    Expedition Medic 2024

    October 31st - November13th
    Join us for an exciting introduction into expedition medicine. We have partnered with Clinic Nepal to provide an outstanding two weeks of training and care for the people in the remote villages around Meghauli, Nepal.

    Clinic Nepal

    Clinic Nepal is a non-profit organization that provides vital healthcare services to the Meghauli and Daldale communities in Nepal. The organization was founded in 1997 by Hari Bhandary, with a vision to improve access to education, healthcare, clean water and sanitary facilities in the region.

    The organization’s core services include a Friendship Clinic, which offers general medical care and a range of specialized services such as pediatrics, gynecology, and infectious disease control.

    Additionally, Clinic Nepal operates the Friendship Scout Troop, which encourages young people to take an active role in their community through leadership and volunteer opportunities. The Wolfgang and Prabhat Kindergartens in the Meghauli area provide early childhood education, while the Asha Kokiran Children’s Hostel and Kindergarten in Daldale provide a safe and nurturing environment for children who otherwise would not have access to education.

    One of the key aspects of Clinic Nepal’s mission is to empower the community to be self-reliant, they also help in sponsorship of over 150 students in both academic and vocational capacities, by providing them with education and training opportunities. The organization has also made a significant impact in the region through the installation of clean water pumps and sanitary latrines, and by conducting recurring health camps.

    Clinic Nepal relies on the support of sponsors, volunteers, interns, and other friends from all around the world to continue its important work. The organization is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves, and is committed to providing accessible and high-quality healthcare to everyone in need.

    Expedition Host

    Hari Bhandary, born in the Madi area south of Kathmandu on March 8, 1970, and grew up in the remote village of Meghauli, Nepal, where about 99% of the Nepali population lives by subsistence farming. Chairman and Founder Clinic Nepal

    Expedition Leaders

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    Jono Bryant is a paramedic and Wilderness Medicine instructor. He is credited with starting SOLO Southeast at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in NC. Jono has extensive experience leading international trips, he is the owner/director of Aztec Travel.

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    Randy Howell DHSc, PA-C  practices in orthopedic trauma surgery with over 10 years experience in emergency medicine.He is the founding director of the emergency medicine PA/NP fellowship and assistant director of the Carilion Clinic Wilderness Medicine Fellowship.

    Media

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    Pat McDonnell has logged more than 20 years shooting in the outdoors. He specializes in documenting the humble ambition of ordinary people around the world. This will Pat's fifth time working with Hari and continuing to document Hari's story with Clinic Nepal.

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    Who should apply?

    We are looking for medical professionals, doctors nurses, paramedics and EMTs but would also encourage medical students to join the trip. Applicants with wilderness medical training and teaching experience would be of additional benefit to the expedition. Paritipants will be involved in a variety of tasks from teaching to medical exams and screening. Medical groups would be split up based on their skills and experience.

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    What will I be doing?

    Our host, Clinic Nepal has developed multiple partnerships with communities throughout the region. Our job will be to help with health-camps, train community members in first aid essentials and work with local community groups such as the boyscouts and schools on education projects and wilderness medicine training.

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    How Much?

    $2,650. You are responsible for flights to and from Katmandu. Once in Katmandu the trip is totally inclusive. All accommodation, meals, water, tea and coffee are provided however sodas and alcoholic drinks are your responsibility. If appropriate gratuities and entrance fees to cultural attractions are not included. Please be sure to buy travel insurance and obtain the appropriate vaccinations prior to departure.

    PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS

    To find out more information or to book a spot please contact Jono Bryant

    Everest Basecamp hike and Wilderness First Responder Upgrade. For those who can't imagine a trip to Nepal that doesn't include a trip to Mount Everest, Jono will be working with Initiative Outdoor as a WFR instructor for their Everest Basecamp Hike October 7th-28th. Contact Jono if you're interested in extending your trip and to get special pricing
     
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