Himalayan Health Exchange
2016 International Health Expeditions Schedule:
Himalayan Health Exchange will organize its 21st annual medical/dental and public health camps in the remote Inner, Greater and Trans- Himalayan regions of north India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands in 2016. Participation is open to physicians and medical and public health students of all levels. Supervision is provided by US based board certified physicians. Each camp is designed to provide care to approximately 1,500 underserved patients and a hands-on clinical experience to participants. Medical students and residents participation is limited to 30 on each trip.
Note: Participants are responsible for arranging their own funding to meet expedition costs and must be willing to put in a minimum of 6-8 hours of clinical work, each day, for the duration of each clinical period.
To gain international health exposure
To learn, develop and apply practical skills in non-traditional settings
To develop sensitivity to different health care delivery systems by working alongside local health care providers
To introduce team members to cultures and lifestyles in remote rural areas
To develop awareness by analyzing social, economic and health needs
Outer Himalayas (Winter Camp): Medical/Dental camp in the north Indian State of Himachal Pradesh
February 1-February 25, 2016.
Dharamsala: Public Health and Medical/Dental camp in villages and settlements around Dharamsala (north India), home to The 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile.
April 1-April 28, 2016
Pangi Valley: Public Health and Medical/Dental trek through the remote Pangi Valley.
June 5 – June 24, 2016.
Spiti, Indo -Tibetan Borderland): Ancient Tibetan kingdom of ‘Guge’ along Indo-Tibetan Borderlands.
June 22 – July 12, 2016
Public Health and Cultural & Medical Anthropology: A 3-week Public & Primary Health, Cultural, Medical anthropology and yoga field expedition to the Western Himalayas.
July 10- July 30, 2016.
Kargiakh: High-altitude medical/dental trek to a remote Trans-Himalayan tribal villages located in southern Zanskar.
August 1 - August 28, 2016.
Tibetan Settlements and TCVs : Public Health and Medical/dental covers 3 Tibetan Refugee settlements and a Tibetan Children’s Village in the Indian Himalayas
October 1 – October 26, 2016.
Contact us for more information:
Phone: (404) 929-9399
William Alto MD
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Univ of Washington School of Medicine
Faculty Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency