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Known commonly as the happiest place on Earth, Bhutan is a beautiful country in the Himalayas, south of Tibet and north of India. However, its population suffers from a major medical health issue: Bhutan has the highest incidence of gastric cancer in the world with roughly 1 death per 1,000 people with this terrible disease. The reason for this disease is that there’s a 90% infection rate of the especially virulent Helicobacter pylori bacteria, also known as H-pylori. A remedy and cure exists, high quality PAC medicines and UBT diagnostics but they are not available in the country. The health care system in Bhutan is free but basic. There are few hospitals, and only basic health care units in smaller towns. General medicine drugs are currently only imported from India. SAIL in Bhutan supports Bhutanese patients in need, via free delivery of PACs and UBTs.

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