Health Care & First Aid

The rapidly increasing population and migrating to city has created unprecedented pressure on Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar and a number of major cities. Apart from the obvious health issues, the main problems are inadequate infrastructure and services, increase in slum and squatter settlements. In rural villages the health system is getting poor due to understaffed, inadequate infrastructure, services in community health clinics. Most of the skilled staffed don’t want to be stationed there due to the lack of resources, pubic awareness, transport etc. There are some rural clinics where an office assistant who does not have any medical education and training are checking patients, prescribing medicine that brings some times a havoc situation.
We are placing volunteers in these needy places where your help may need more and in return you will also experience something new for your further education. Depending on your specialization and education you will assist local health staff in their day to day work like checking patients, checking blood pressure, dressing normal injury etc. You will be working 5 hours a day, 6 days a week. Sometimes you will also be going to visit outreach clinics and mobile clinics.

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.