Fifty years ago a group of young doctors and nurses drove from the UK to Nepal, a country desperately short of medics. The health services they helped set up have saved millions of lives since, reports the BBC’s Bhagirath Yogi.

In three donated Land Rovers laden with equipment, the 11-strong team left in early April 1968.

Through Europe they drove to Istanbul and then crossed Iran and Afghanistan, reaching Pakistan via the Khyber Pass, before continuing to Delhi. Such a journey would be unthinkable these days for security reasons.  Continue reading the rest of this news story at BBC.

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