I am tremendously proud to announce that eight volunteer practitioners have been selected for the Acupuncture Relief Project's 2009 Nepal clinic. We are excited about having a mixed group of practitioners from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Southwest College of Acupuncture and Samra University of Oriental Medicine. Our clinic in Chapaguan Nepal will run from October 1st to Dec 31st with volunteers providing 290 days of medical care to the people of this region. Our teams aspire to offer nearly 6000 acupuncture and herbal treatments over this time period.
Our two clinic teams made up of four practitioners will serve in the clinic for seven weeks each. Click these links for more information on our volunteersTeam A (Sept. 21st to Nov 6th) and Team B (Nov 2nd to Dec 18th). Two of our practitioners will stay beyond these dates offering additional clinic coverage.
Nepal's fragile government continues to struggle to maintain control resulting in wide-spread episodes of violence, corruption and economic devastation. We feel strongly that our efforts are beneficial in providing a fundamental human-right of basic healthcare to a region that is completely without government services.
Please consider making a cash donation in support of our gifted and generous volunteers.
$20 pays for an interpreter for 10 days!
$50 pays for one practitioner's clinic supplies for one week!
$100 pays all of our clinic expenses for one day!
Think for a moment about how much impact we can have when we can treat a 120 people for as little as $100.
I sincerely thank you for your continued interest and support. -Andrew