Year of Award


Document Type


Degree Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Degree Name

Anthropology (Cultural Heritage Option)

Department or School/College

Department of Anthropology

Committee Chair

Kimber McKay

Commitee Members

Teresa Sobieszczyk, Richard Sattler


health care seeking behavior, Humla, Nepal, MMC, SES


University of Montana

Subject Categories

Social and Cultural Anthropology


Mobile medical camps (MMCs) are common in Nepal, as well as other parts of the world. MMCs in Nepal provide health care resources that are not available through the government health system, due to Nepal’s weak health infrastructure. Although MMCs are problematic for a variety of reasons, they continue to play a role in health care delivery in remote settings the world over. Despite the fact that MMCs are increasingly common in many countries around the world, their patient populations and their health outcomes are poorly understood. This thesis is an analysis of socioeconomic influences within a select group of patients who sought health care from MMCs in Humla district of northwest Nepal. This thesis was written with the goal of better understanding how a person’s socioeconomic status (SES) affects their health care seeking behavior via the vehicle of mobile medical camps.



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