September 2008

September 2008

Report of Mobile Health Care for Dental, E.N.T and Eye Diseases in Remote Areas of Oudomxay Province, September 2008

A Cooperation between Oudomxay Hospital – Lao Rehabilitation Foundation and Women for World Health Organizations

We knew that Oudomxay province is home to many poor people living in remote areas with limited access to health care. The province’s population of 272,297 (2007) includes 60% Kamu, 25% Lao Loum and 15% Hmong ethnic minorities. The mobile health care for dental, E.N.T and eye diseases project is a cooperation between Oudomxay Hospital and Lao Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. it is a large mission that combines an ENT doctor, dentists, ophthalmologists and nurses equipped with modern mobile equipment and all necessary medicine to treat E.N.T., dental and eye diseases.

Click here to download the full PDF report of our surgery mission to Oudomxay Province.

The remote Akha people

The remote Akha people

Akha mother and child

Akha mother and child

Eye patients in the Beng District

Eye patients in the Beng District

Cataract Surgeries

Cataract Surgeries

Dr. Leavitt with an Akha patient

Dr. Leavitt with an Akha patient

Dr. Macko

Dr. Macko

Ear nose and throat check

Ear nose and throat check

Waiting for eye checks

Waiting for eye checks

Community health education

Community health education

Eye patients in the Houn District

Eye patients in the Houn District

Patients in the La District

Patients in the La District

Lao Dentists hard at work

Lao Dentists hard at work

Lao team of doctors

Lao team of doctors

Learning about new equipment

Learning about new equipment

Loading the mission van!

Loading the mission van!

Our mission van

Our mission van

Delivery of Equipment to Oudomxay Hospital

Delivery of Equipment to Oudomxay Hospital

Eye patients in Pakbeng District

Eye patients in Pakbeng District

Reconstructive dental operation

Reconstructive dental operation

Road conditions... challenging

Road conditions... challenging

Our team

Our team

US dentist at work

US dentist at work

Waiting to be seen

Waiting to be seen

Young one waits while mom is with the dentist

Young one waits while mom is with the dentist