Government Regd. No. 61/2010
Social Welfare Council No. 42377

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Health and Sanitation Program

Primary health care is one particular program significantly lacking resources and attention among the multitudes of impoverished people of Nepal. People die every day due to simple causes because many villages do not have doctors or basic health care facilities such as clinics or hospitals. The Medical Volunteer Program places doctors, nurses, and medical school students in hospitals and health clinics in Nepal. You work either in urban or in rural setting, providing primary care to locals who come in for treatment in your specialty. Your project will consist of making daily rounds with English-speaking Nepali doctors or health assistant, during which they will explain the diagnosis and treatments that patients are receiving. Volunteers with health care backgrounds can help fill this void by offering basic health care tips through informal education centers, schools or local organizations.

Skills/Qualifications Needed
Volunteers, who are interested in joining our volunteer health program must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, or nursing or physician's credentials. We do not permit volunteers without medical credentials to work in this program due to the potential risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly documented credentials and education before your arrival to the project.

Volunteer Responsibilities
Job responsibilities for medical project volunteers in Nepal vary dependent on education, skills, experience and qualifications and also on the community’s current needs. Volunteers are not permitted to perform major exams or surgeries. Most often volunteers help doctors or work as their assistants. As a medical volunteer in Nepal , you could be placed in a large hospital or small rural health center. Volunteers may also take patients’ vitals: blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and carry out health center tasks. You also assist in health camps, distribute medicines, provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation or provide counseling to patients. You may provide treatment for minor injuries or wounds and document patient’s records. The tasks and activities vary day by day!

Room/Food/Supervision
HHRD manages living accommodations, provides meals and supervision for volunteers for the entirety of their stay in Nepal. During the volunteer period, most volunteers stay in our safe and secure home base in host families.

Our host families are socially respected and are experienced with hosting international volunteers. They have strong interest in our volunteers’ safety and well being and demonstrate this with caution and care. In the host family, you’ll have a room for yourself and will be served 3 local meals a day like Nepali food ( Dal,Bhat ).Sometime food can be different . Staying with a host family provides you a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle. You can even learn to cook Nepali food. Our staff members will visit you your placement in every weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you’re satisfied.