Dr. Alexander Kumar, Ulaanbaatar

Better Hearts Better Cities, Ulaanbaatar

“Everything we are comes from nature, especially in Mongolia… new treatments are waiting to be discovered. Traditional medicine holds great potential for hypertension and other diseases”

Name: Munkhtsetseg

Profession: Medical Student in Ulaanbaatar

Munkhtsetseg is a medical student from Arkhangai province and has a unique passion – she is fascinated by and studies Mongolian traditional medicine in her spare time while at medical school in Ulaanbaatar. I found her in a lecture theatre studying quietly alone. She believes “everything we are comes from nature, especially in Mongolia, where we have an old history and tradition, but with new treatments waiting to be discovered. Traditional medicine holds great potential for hypertension and other diseases. Our medical school that was established in the 1990s works together with traditional medical experts.”  – Dr. Alex Kumar

Dr. Alexander Kumar is a British doctor and photojournalist whose areas of special interest are expedition medicine, global health and infectious and tropical diseases. Alex has worked in over 70 countries and recently visited Mongolia as part of the Better Hearts Better Cities initiative.

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