International Symposium: "Healing Practices in the Himalaya: Challenges and Opportunities"

Marpha (© German Embassy Kathmandu) From 7-9 October 2016, there will be an International Symposium on "Healing Practices in the Himalaya: Challenges and Opportunities" held in Marpha, Lower Mustang, Nepal.

This conference will focus on forms of traditional medicine across the Himalayan range. Besides medical anthropologists, health practitioners from different areas in Nepal (Dolpo, Mustang, Nubri, Tsum) will be invited to share their training and knowledge. The conference's aim is to bring persons from different backgrounds together, thus helping not only to create an opportunity to learn from each other but also to create networks to preserve indigenous knowledge and transmit it to the next generation.