The Karmapa Health Care Project provides free medical help to all Kagyu Monlam participants, monks, nuns and lay practitioners. Every year, at Bodhgaya, over 5,000 people benefit from treatments which include dentistry, optometry, acupuncture, traditional Tibetan and Western medicine. A team of about 50 volunteers will staff several medical tents and clinics, as well as an information booth.
About The Karmapa Health Care Project
Karmapa Health Care Project, a humanitarian charity, provides medical services to monks, nuns, and lay populations in the Himalayas. It was founded in 2005 by Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. More than twenty monasteries and schools in Nepal and India benefit from KHCPs programmes of preventative medicine, fundamental healthcare and wellness education.
Donors from many countries pay for the traditional doctors, medicine, equipment and surgeries, as well as the cost of running mobile medical and dental camps. Western doctors and their helpers are unpaid volunteers. KHCPs aim is to install and support clinics in the monasteries themselves which, in partnership with medical institutions such as the Dhulikhel Hospital in Kathmandu, will provide contact points for local populations.
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