First doctor from Phoksumdo in Switzerland (04/02/2022)

In autumn 2021, the newly qualified doctor Yungdrung Magli travelled to Switzerland. Together with other partners, we supported her in her medical studies. Dr Hans Marty reports on her visit for the Tapriza health team.

In August 2021, Yungdrung Magli from Ringmo Village was the first in the region to successfully complete her medical training. She was able to visit Switzerland at my invitation. The trip took her abroad for the first time and gave her the opportunity to meet her supporters in Switzerland. During the first few days I showed her the small hospital in Zweisimmen and the Inselspital in Bern. She was able to make valuable connections to Nicole Niquille from the hospital in Lukla and to the Rotary Club Saanenland. Then she travelled to Chur to see Serena Hartmann, who contributed to her living expenses. She visited Air Zermatt with Ceynur, Rahel, and Markus from the association Dolpocare before visiting Ursula Taugwalder from the FEM Foundation that also supports the young medic. After a trip to Paris, Peter Abbühl, current medical advisor of the Tapriza health team, showed her his rural general practice. BergFrau Claudia Schmid and the social anthropologist Marietta Kind from the Tapriza Verein were her last hosts. They took her through the Swiss mountains and into the ethnographic research on Dolpo. 

Filled with new impressions, Yungdrung Magli returned home, grateful for what she had experienced. In the meantime, she has started her practical year at the Gandaki Medical College in Pokhara, where she enjoys having valuable experiences with patients on a daily basis. We wish her continued success in her life and medical profession.