Our goal is to improve the outcome after traumatic injuries in rural Mongolia through education and by providing crucial first aid material.
We will travel from Ulaanbaatar to the westernmost region of Altai mountain range, stopping at villages along the way, collecting data and giving courses. For a duration of a couple of weeks, our home will be with the nomads in Altai.
Mongolia, the largest landlocked country in the world and is also the world’s least densely populated country. Of the 3 million inhabitants 25-40% still live in the countryside and as nomads.
Mongolia’s modern healthcare system was developed during the Soviet period in the 1920’s with focus on centralized healthcare, and the country’s only level 1 trauma center is in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Regional and provincial hospitals exist but no structured prehospital system.