In April of 2015, the 8.1 magnitude Gorkha Earthquake devastated the nation of Nepal. Thousands were killed, tens of thousands were injured, and entire villages were wiped out. Nepal still has a long road to recovery from this disaster. One of its most urgent needs is for quality medical care.
One of WMS’s providers, FNP Rachel Frazin, has organized an ongoing medical care program in Nepal’s Tsum Valley. Remote and separated from modern development, the Tsum Valley is home to traditional Nepalese life, spirituality, artifacts, and shrines. The nature is breathtaking and pristine. However, this isolation has also greatly hampered the Tsumbas’ (residents of the Tsum Valley) recovery from the earthquake. The Tsum Valley Medical Misson (TVMM) brings healthcare and health education to the region and is changing hundreds of lives.
TVMM is in need of both funds to continue its mission, as well as providers to continue bringing care to the valley. Of particular need are FNPs, physicians, PAs with good primary care skills, and women’s health clinicians. The next trip to the valley is October 8, 2017 to October 31, 2017. If you would like to contribute and/or learn more, please visit TVMM’s website at: