Dr. Myra Elliott has committed to bringing another Dental / Medical team to Ladakh in August 2010. This will include a major cataract surgical team led by Dr. Ranjana Sanjay Mathur, director of the Singapore National Eye Center. Dr. Marcus Ang diagnosed over 50 cases of severe cataract conditions during the 2009 expedition and now we are going to try and treat each and every one of them with this skilled team of surgical specialists.
Dr. Chua Yang, a noted gynecologist and veteran of the 2009 team that came to Nubra Valley is mobilizing a team of woman’s health care specialists to return to Nubra Valley in 2010 to implement the first ever wide spread cervical cancer screening program. This tragic disease is the number one cause of fatal illness among Ladakhi woman and Dr. Chua Yang is determined to implement a regular screening program to diagnose the illness in it’s early, treatable stages.
Dr Chua Yang
A Clinic for Woman – Singapore
Ally Ellmers and Kate Arlidge are final year dental students from Dunedin, New Zealand. They are setting out on an adventure to India in June>July that includes volunteering two weeks in Ladakh and helping with the Himalayan Dental Project. We look forward to their arrival and will be utilizing their dental skills and enthusiasm to examine and treat young children in another remote region of Ladakh.
Dr. Madeleine Aslund
Dr. Steve Rogers is a renown specialist in oral & maxillofacial surgery. Dr Rogers lives in Bend, Oregon and has traveled extensively in the Himalayas of Nepal offering his sophisticated skills to the people of the Himalayas. Dr. Rogers is planning to come to Ladakh in 2010 and treat some of the more complex cases we have encountered during our remote village examination expeditions.