Dental treatment in the Nepalese mountain village of Namche Bazaar has become somewhat of a sensation. The world’s highest situated dental clinic is based here at an altitude of 3,440 m. It can only be accessed via a multi-day trekking route or a tiny airfield, so supplying the clinic with important medical products and devices is extremely difficult. Most of the local population can barely afford essential dental treatments. Either that or they are performed with very simple tools and methods. W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH has once again sent aid to the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar. The family-run company is providing help on the ground by donating dental products.
As part of the ‘Dream of Gorakhani’ aid project, W&H is supporting the world’s highest situated dental clinic with modern instruments and devices. In the picture (from left): Mr. Ang Nuru, Chairman of the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar, dentist Dr. Nawang Doka, and Mr. Sherpa guide Nawang Pasang.
W&H Dentalwerk donates dental products
As a member of the ‘Dream of Gorakhani’ aid project, W&H is actively involved in construction and development projects in the Nepalese region of Solukhumbu for several years. In addition to building and supporting a school for approximately 100 children in Gorakhani, supplying the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar is one of the dental technology company’s major concerns. “The commitment of the dentist performing the treatment there is outstanding. At the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar, she plays a key role in maintaining the population’s dental health – even with the simplest of tools and methods. Our donation will support this valuable work,” explained W&H’s President Mr. Peter Malata.
Nepalese dentist, Dr. Nawang Doka is delighted by W&H’s donation, which was handed over to her by Nawang Pasang.
Dr. Nawang Doka studied dentistry in Canada. She treats locals and tourists in the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar.
Mr. Nawang Pasang (second from left) traveled in a helicopter from the capital Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar,
situated at an altitude of 3,440 m.
The mountain village of Namche Bazaar is located in the Nepalese region of Solukhumbu. It has become an important hub for locals and tourists. The surgery in this village is the world’s highest situated dental clinic.
Exited again about donation of state-of-the-art equipment
W&H has been sending products to the remote mountain village since 2011. Dentist Dr. Nawang Doka rejoiced to receive again modern equipment in June 2018. She is working in the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar for two decades now, treating locals and tourists alike. Over the past ten years, the village has become an important base for trekking tours and expeditions. The dental clinic is the only one in the region, and thus an important port of call for those seeking help. With W&H products, Dr. Nawang Doka can perform a broad range of treatments and ensure that the instruments in her dental clinic are always prepared properly. Yet medical care is not a given in the world’s highest situated dental clinic, and delivering materials to the remote mountain village is no easy feat. With the help of Sherpa, guides Nawang and Kaji Pasang, who work in Austrian alpine tourism during winter, the donated products could be safely transported to the dental clinic in Namche Bazaar.