Himalaya Winter Rescue

train a rescue and emergency team in Zanskar valley

Rebecca & Yeshi Dorjay Hertzog
Rebecca & Yeshi Dorjay Hertzog
Yeshi: trekking guide, Rebecca: doctor

Hello! Jullay!

We are Yeshi and Rebecca, a Swiss-Zanskari couple. Since 2013, we share our life between Switzerland and Zanskar in India, to stay close to our families and friends, but also to conduct a series of field studies on how to improve the healthcare system in Zanskar. This interest led to the creation in January 2017 of Zanskar Health Association, a non-profit organization (registered in canton Uri), together with a group of friends and partners.

Who are we?

● Yeshi, president of the association. He has grown up in Zanskar and, as a trekking guide, knows his valley and its inhabitants like the back of his hand.

● Rebecca, secretary of the association. She has grown up in Switzerland, is a junior doctor with a particular interest in public health and the practice of family medicine in remote, or mountainous areas.

● Eric, treasurer and in charge of fundraising. He lives in Lausanne, is an osteopath, a traveller and a mountaineer.

● Hannes and Erica. Communication managers, also in charge of fundraising. They live in Davos.

We are enthusiastic about working together, having already conducted different meaningful projects with our friends in Zanskar before, and now we look forward to launch this more ambitious project together, the Zanskar Rescue Team.

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