Meet some of the HELP - HEALTH team. Not those lions and tigers, the humans!
Although the way they work our projects I would say they are our lions and tigers for supporting healthy communities.
With three other physicians and support from our Future Leaders team, these folks make magic happen in our health projects. A big planning session needed fun breaks with the Teddies (et al) knitted and crocheted by friends in Mississippi, Colorado and Alberta. Phunchok and Norboo, from the Pediatric Handicapped Unit at the District Hospital (in the middle, the part of the team that supports our sister agency's CHAI project) use these toys for assessments of disabled kids.
Dr. Ghulam just completed a survey of hep B infections in Eastern Ladakh and plans to take the work district wide this year. There's another blog about how necessary his work is to the Hospital and the district.
Dr. Iqbal just returned from a two month internship at AIIMS hospital where he had rotations in child psychiatry and psychology amongst others. He's back so much more secure in his assessment abilities; much needed as OPDs have grown from around 50 in the first year of this project to over 2000 now.
For all our knitters, thanks for another year's worth of finger puppets, lions, tigers and bears!