The Aloha Medical Mission also goes to Nepal.
Brad Wong, MD is a retired surgeon from Honolulu who does a lot of international surgery volunteer work. In 2008 he spent time in Tansen, he and I overlapped there for a couple of weeks. Since then he has returned to Nepal but now goes to the eastern part of the country.
Here is a link to a 2012 video edited to show the work Aloha Medical Mission does in eastern Nepal.
He has a YouTube channel under the name of Bugswong.
As you can guess, when A.M.M. goes somewhere, they deploy a quantity of supplies that is probably measured in tonnage, as opposed to my own humble project where I might bring a hundred kg of books. the planning for this is mindboggling. To pull it off requires a lot of fundraising. By comparison, I go on a shoestring when I make my trips.
here is the caption for the 2012 video:
In 2010 and 2011, the nonprofit Aloha Medical Mission brought a team of surgeons to the town of Dhankuta. Over each 10 day mission, we performed 140 major and 200 minor surgeries, saw 200 dental patients, and distributed 25 Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation LN-4 hands to amputees. We are preparing to return in 2012 to the town of Lahan.
If any reader of this blog is are ever thinking of going on a similar trip, to Nepal or any other country, please do contact me and I will share with you every thing I know so as to help you prepare.