Nepal – Smilehigh – 2008

SmileHigh aimed to improve the quality of life for the people located in remote areas of Nepal by providing dental care. A recent change in diet, in particular a huge increase in sugar intake, has caused a drastic increase of the number of dental problems, especially among children. This

Nepal - Samagon medical initiative

Nepal – Samagon medical initiative – 2008

The remote Samagon village is located at the foot of Manaslu Peak. The access to this region is very difficult. The transporting of food and health care is also problematic. Initiated by Russell Brice of FOH, a joint program between World Food Programme (WFP), SmileHigh, Himalayan Experience and Nepal

The Rema Hospital

Burundi – The Rema Hospital – 2007

Based in Ruyigi, Burundi, the Rema Hospital is dedicated to mothers and their children. In Kirundi the word «rema» expresses support, comfort and sympathy for a person suffering difficulties. It summarizes beautifully this project launched by the Shalom House (Maison Shalom) to relieve vulnerable populations. The Shalom House was

Medical assistance in remote rural areas

Tibet – Medical assistance in remote rural areas – 2006

This project addresses a precarious situation in the Amdo and Kham regions, situated in Eastern Tibet on the border with China. The Amdo area is his holiness the Dalaï Lama’s native home. In these rural regions, health care hardly exists and lack of medical assistance and basic hygiene structures

Mongolia – Lamp of the Path – 2005

The activity of Lamp of the Path in Mongolia: Lamp of the Path is the humanitarian branch of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Buddhist organization active in Asia and in the West. In Mongolia FPMT started working in 2003 and operate in different

Nirmala Hospital

India – Nirmala Hospital – 2005

On December 26th, 2004 a tsunami hit India. Thousands were killed and many people were left homeless and without the means to make a living. In the spring of the following year Dr Aldo Lo Curto went to the Kanyakumari District in India to better understand what had happened.

Farmacia Verde

Brazil – « Farmacia Verde » (Green Pharmacy) – 2003

The project « Farmacia Verde » was created in 1995 to promote the fabrication and use of plant-based first-aid medicine elaborated according to local tradition remedies. Based in the region of Altamira, in the state of Pari, north of Brazil, the Farmacia Verde centre is composed of a garden