Appeal: Will you help prevent the needless deaths of Tibetan refugees?

Stomach cancer is the number one killer of Tibetans in the Himalayan belt. Will you give today to help our mobile health camps save lives?

With timely intervention, stomach cancer doesn’t have to be fatal – and with the right screening and treatment facilities available, it can sometimes be prevented in the first place.

H-Pylori is a common bacteria that grows in the digestive tract of 60% of the world’s population. But for some people it can cause ulcers in the stomach and small intestine, which can lead to tumours developing.

Will you send a gift to help us test Tibetan refugees for H-Pylori infections – and help patients who already have stomach cancer to get the right treatment?

Lhakpa Tsering’s family visited the health camp last year, looking for help. Lhakpa Tsering couldn’t get to the camp herself, because she was so ill, but no one knew what was wrong. When the camp doctor visited Lhakpa Tsering, he knew immediately that there was a serious problem with her stomach, and advised that the family fly her to Delhi for treatment straight away.

Lhakpa Tsering (left) is only alive today because the mobile health camp was able to visit her settlement in Ladakh.

With your help, we hope to visit 12 settlements, starting with Ladakh, before the end of this year and enable Tibetans to access screening and treatment.

As we all know, prevention is so much better than cure. It’s much cheaper too. An H-Pylori testing kit costs just £1.59 and can prevent someone suffering as Lhakpa Tsering did. Can you help?

Your gift will be used where most needed to fund H-Pylori screening and to support other Tibetans in need.

*Lhakpa Tsering’s name has been changed to protect her identity

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