Middle ear surgeries in Nepal

Mountain bound Nepal was one of IMPACT Norway’s first project countries, assisting with both medical equipment and the execution of setting up “camps” in remote and hard-to-reach areas.

Hearing difficulties have often been the target, a critical matter for school-aged children especially. For 15 years, thousands of simple surgical middle ear interventions have taken place for economically disadvantaged groups, either fully or partially restoring their hearing.

The execution of this IMPACT initiative is impressive; a fully loaded 4WD with a hanger travels for two to three days – often in areas without any paved roads – and on arrival the crew sets up their tents, inspecting a large number of people before performing surgical interventions on those in need. With the mission completed, the humpy homebound journey starts – so all in all, this kind of “camp” can last for up to ten days!