More than hundred women in the rural village of Jajarkot, Western Nepal, received gynaecological treatment during a six-day INF outreach camp in the community organised in collaboration with the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences.
Every year Jajarkot District sees huge numbers of its residents affected by extreme diarrhoea some of whom die from the disease. In addition, many women in the area have experienced uterine prolapse as a result of young marriages and early motherhood. Adequate medical care is often difficult to access, and experienced doctors are often unwilling to work in the local hospital due to a lack of facilities.
Many of the women travelled for several days to reach the camp where 14 women underwent surgeries and 155 women were treated with gynaecological issues.
INF has been committed to running medical outreach camps for 25 years to remote and rural areas of Nepal.