Tented Operating Theatres, Nepal
In Nepal, many people live in remote villages, where there are few health workers. IMPACT Nepal uses a portable, sterile, tented operating theatre where volunteer surgeons carry out ear and orthopaedic camps in far-flung places.
All of the equipment must be hauled across Nepal’s challenging terrain by Sherpa, 4-wheel drive vehicles or plane. Elsewhere in Asia and Africa, mobile clinics take medical teams into communities and rural surgical centres have been established so that people do not have to travel so far for treatment.