Photos by Mike Morse.
Nepal Earthquake Relief:
Our team landed a few days after the April 25, 2015 7.8 earthquake. We sent an initial team of 9 medical/SAR staff and 3 canines (now 22 team members, including 3 MDs, 1 HoM doc). We partnered with long time friends, Helping Hands Hospital in Chabahil and new partner, Global Karuna.
Our medical team provided care for approximately 100 patients a day, most in areas that had not received much medical care in the past. We treated patients with head injuries, lacerations, bacterial/viral infections, fractures, muscle/skeletal injuries, gastrointestinal issues and emotional trauma from losing loved ones.
GoDocs delivered food to the rural regions of Lele and Jiwanpur. Our food truck carried 1000 pounds of food and our team divided this into 10 pound bags to serve almost 100 families. We’ve also worked in Katmandu and the Chabahil regions. Our canine SAR has conducted several searches, some requested in rural regions and other more comprehensive searches in the hardest hit Bhaktapur regions. These searches tended to be within collapsed buildings and other rubble piles. Along the way we provided intel to the Canadian military DART team on areas of high need.