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An advanced life support paramedic from Moe will travel to Nepal later this year to provide health care and advice to remote communities.
Simon Crow is part of the allied health professional team including doctors, nurses and paramedics embarking on TrekMedic 2012. They are donating their time to help with health care and promotion for people who would otherwise miss out.
Simon said over the next two months they are fundraising to help make a difference to health care in Nepal.
‘All of the money raised will go towards education and provision of basic health care,’ Mr Crow said.
‘We will spend almost four weeks trekking through the Annapurna region providing medical aid and education to villages after the monsoon season.
‘We’ll be teaching some locals to provide on-going basic care to their remote areas.’
Simon expects the trek will be quite challenging.
‘The weather in that region is extreme which is why we are waiting until after the monsoon season but it will still be physically and mentally challenging,’
‘We’ve been doing lots of walks and hikes to improve our endurance and fitness ahead of the trip,’ Mr Crow said.
To donate to the Trek Medic project click on https://www.southernhealth.org.au/Payments/f/donate/ and select Nepal Medical Aid projects
You can follow TrekMedic’s efforts on Facebook.