In Ladakh, most of the population lives at an altitude between 3500 - 5000 meters and in the winter temperature goes down to -36 degrees. These factors are the reason why there is a high risk of cardiovascular diseases in this area.
The nearest hospitals that deal with these problems are more than 500 km from Ladakh and because of the extreme weather and the winds, sometimes the roads close for months.
Ladakh Heart Foudation is born from the need of the Ladakhi community to have easy access to health centers and where we can treat and prevent different diseases that arise from the extreme living conditions that are experienced in this region.
We seek to give people the opportunity to have access to a proper health care free of charge and to learn what are the risks that lead them to develop diseases in order to detect the symptoms and take precautions in time.
Since 1997, we have worked in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases throughout the Ladakh region and its surroundings.
Today, we can happily say that we have eradicated the problem of rheumatic heat diseases. Through health camps and education programs for health and the environment, the people of Ladakh are more informed about how to prevent and treat diseases.
With the passage of time, we continue to investigate how the geographical and climatological conditions of our region affect the health of the inhabitants. We create health camps where specialists from different parts of the world come to perform the necessary operations for and treat all people in need.
Through workshops on environmental education and health, we create awareness in people to take care of their environment and improve their health.
Our goal is to create a healthier community, with better life conditions and more opportunities.
Each year, we take a moment to recognize the most important events and then we shape them in a newsletter.
We invite you to relive our history through them.
Due to the geographical and climatological conditions of the region, we have detected different health problems that are particular to this area. And precisely because our medical conditions are unique in the world, we have taken on the challenge of documenting them and sharing them with the rest of the medical community.
We achieve this by generating alliances with medical researchers from other parts of the world, to translate our observations into medical reports that can complement the existing literature.
and the Circulation
High Altitude Health Problems in Ladakh.
Effect of aging on blood pressure
Adaptation, Aging and Disease Epidemiology in High Altitude
Adaptation and Mal-Adaptation to Ambient Hypoxia
of Leh Town, Ladakh
Cervical Cancer Screening & Treatment
Programme to Flash Flood
Bioresources for Sustainable Regional Development
We are always open to new ways of collaboration and synergy.
If you also want to build a healthier community in the Ladakh, do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to structure some kind of alliance, donation or volunteer with the foundation.
Together we can bring health care in every village around the region!