NEPAL GLOBAL HEALTH MISSION
Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Janet Galipo made several trips on a circuit between Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet. Following up from an earlier visit to the Himalayas, Dr. Janet, along with a group of medical volunteers from the U.S. and Europe, travelled to Nepal and Bhutan in October 2017 with the goal of providing free healthcare to the Nepalese and Tibetan refuge communities.
The practitioners were a combined group of doctors and therapists with a variety of skills including western medical skills as well as expertise in herbal medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, BodyTalk energy balancing, massage therapy and cranial fascial therapy. Over 2,000 patients were seen within a 3-week period.
The volunteer medical initiative has now become a yearly commitment. Working with monks, nuns, families and children in Nepal and Bhutan made clear that being able to enjoy good health is a fundamental right of all human beings. This speaks to the value of integrative healthcare, giving the patient access to any resources they may need including allopathic medicine, holistic medicine and also emotional support, and any other resources needed to address factors affecting a person’s health.