Nomadicare found kids with bleeding gums in the Dukha project in 2002. Their diet does not include vegetables or greens needed to prevent scurvy.
Each year Nomadicare delivers a year's supply of Vitamin C to the 250 nomadic reindeer herders in the East and West Taiga of Khovsgol.
No bleeding gums have been seen. Herders report fewer colds and coughs during the winter when the temperature is often -30 degrees F.
Continue to research ways for Dukha herders to get natural vitamin C. Until then, provide supplements each year.
Hygiene Kits For Dukha Reindeer Herders
Supplies to promote health.
Provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, moisturize, lip balm, sunscreen, candles, matches, and flypaper to 55 nomadic reindeer herder families. Teach use.
Healthier self-care starting with the children.
Continue providing kits and teaching health.