Health Care & First Aid

This program is ideal for medical related personnel like doctors, nurses, pharmacist, radiologist and more. Also this program gives full exposure to medical students who are looking for medical placement in community and rural hospitals. For medical student, we have medical elective program which you can get more information.  
 
Usually, we place medical volunteers in community hospitals, which are managed by government or private sector, in rural and semi urban areas in Nepal. Due to financial constraint, most of the rural hospitals do not have enough staffs and equipments. Moreover, well qualified doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are reluctant to be posted at these types of placement because of less equipment, no any opportunity to enhance their profession, lack of accessibility of transport and modern facilities. 
 
As per volunteers’ specialization, volunteer will be supporting local health personnel in their day to day work like, checking patients, prescribing medication, dressing normal wounds, giving shots as per requirement etc. Sometimes, volunteer will suggest their Nepali counterpart in maintaining hygiene while checking patients, keep clean available equipment and hospital premises. We organize medical camp if volunteers don’t have long time to serve at the hospital. 
 

As a volunteer you will be:

  1. Assisting Local Medical staff in their day to day work.
  2. Participating onpublic health program that organized by health clinics, teaching health and sanitation to school children and orphanage kids.
  3. Helping locals in managing medical records and drug store
  4. Helping visitors in holding their babies or keeping them on queue

Project Locations:

  1. Kathmandu & Patan
  2. Sindhupalchok
  3. Lamjung
  4. Parbat
  5. Chitwan

Cost:

S.N Weeks Cost €
1 1 Week 325€
2 2 Weeks 400€
3 3 weeks 475€
4 4 Weeks 550€
5 Each additional weeks 75€

Orientation:

Upon your arrival, you will be picked up at the airport in Kathmandu and placed in a hostel. You will go to Hands for Help office to introduce with staff member, code of conduct about Hands for Help Nepal and briefing about your project and placement.

You will have your orientation appropriate to length of volunteering and necessities. During this time, you will participate in a 3-day volunteer orientation designed to ensure a smooth transition into Nepali culture life and a productive contribution to the local community. The orientation will provide you with extensive information about your new work situation, as well as tips on handling intercultural issues. After completion your orientation you will be taken to your placement.

  1. Nepali cultural orientation, dos and dos not in Nepal Monthers Waiting their Turn
  2. Short talk about most common diseases in Nepal
  3. Personal safety/health /communication system
  4. Sightseeing/ travel and tours information

Date and Duration:

  1. The program starts on the first and sixteenth of each month.
  2. You can volunteer from 2 weeks to 5 months in a calendar year.

School are closed in these dates:

  1. 17th to 27th October-The biggest festival, Dashain
  2. 29th Dec to 26th January-Winter Break
  3. 30th March to 15th April-Final Exam
  4. 15th June to 15th July-Summer Break

Due to exams and festivals, public holiday’s school schedules are normally disrupted. So it is recommended that you choose other program like, Teaching at Buddhist Monasteries and Orphanage Program.

Accommodation:

During orientation volunteer will be placed in a hostel in Kathmandu. Either you will get your own room or share with your group friends.Depending on monasteries, if there is enough space then you will be staying at monasteries who provide you a room. You have to understand Nepal is a one of the poorest country so you do not expect very cozy board in rural host family. Some placement may not have electricity they use either solar panel electricity with few voltage power or they use candle and kerosene lamp.

Food:

During orientation you will have food as per your choice in Kathmandu. There are varieties of restaurants that offer Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and other continental foods. During your placement you will be provided with Nepali food Daal (lentil soup), bhaat (rice) with vegetable and sometimes eggs or meat if you are non-vegetarian. Most of the meals with host families are organic. If they have buffalo or cow they will offer you non-pasteurized milk. Usually host family eat food at 8:30 am and 7:30 pm in the noon they provide you snack that would be puff corn, beaten rice, noodles etc.

Excursion:

During orientation you will involve in a two days tour after finishing your daily Nepali language

  1. Day 1- visiting monkey temple (a famous Budhhist stupa on the peak of hill swayambhunath) and Kathmandu Durbar square where old palaces are made by Lichchhabi, Malla and Shah Dynasties.
  2. Day-2- Visiting the biggest Hindu Temple the Pasupati Nath and the world Biggest Budhist Stupa Baudha Nath
  3. During your placement your host family or our coordinator will escort you to explore beautiful locations around.