Dukha Health Project

Need

To assess the Dukha reindeer herders' health needs, Nomadicare created a health database.

Program

For seven years, vitals signs, chief complaints, and hemoglobin for 250 nomadic reindeer herders were documented. The predominant issues were high blood pressure and dental problems. Other health problems included alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking among men.

Follow-Up

Various years Nomadicare has provided a doctor and dentist from the United States. 

Nomadicare has provided health posters for schools, a children's movie on dental care, and teaching to the children of the taiga on how to prevent dental caries. We try to teach tourist agencies and tourists to take presents other than candy to the children.