Health Aid Program: Health professionals - including doctors, nurses and medical students - can join the Health Aid Program and contribute to the improvement in the health of the nation of Nepal. Doctors and nurses can gain valuable experience in their clinical expertise and learn new professional skills in a developing country, while medical students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience. Volunteer Aid Nepal currently has opportunities for volunteers to assist at health centers, hospitals, remote health posts and mobile clinics.
The Health Aid Program (HAP) is one of the programs run by Volunteer Aid Nepal, which aims to provide volunteer opportunities to health professionals, medical students and public health students. The Program includes medical practice in health centers under the guidance of a health supervisor.
Nepal doesn’t have enough skilled health manpower. The ratio of doctors to the population is lower than the WHO standard. So, the contribution of volunteers can make a big difference in communities of Nepal. Volunteers will participate in empowering local people, helping at health centers, providing primary health care, supporting rural health workers, supporting Women Health Volunteers (WHV), preparing health reports and taking classes to empower schoolchildren depending on their placement.
Volunteer opportunities are available for:
Medical Internships: If you looking to get firsthand experience in the sector of medical in Developing country, you should consider coming to Nepal and joining our medical internship programme to gain experience in a different medical context. You will gain valuable practical knowledge and experience in your field of work.
You will work in hospital under the guidance of qualified health professionals. This is a unique opportunity to get first hand experience in the sector of medicine in a developing country. It is primarily a learning experience and you will work dependently under supervision and be mentored by experienced doctors. Departments you will be working includes emergency, pathology, E.C.G/Endoscopy, Surgery (Ortho, Neuro, General Surgery, Facimaxillary, gynae, plastic surgery, ENT), O.P.D. and general treatment. As an intern, your involvement range from observation to assistance depending on your knowledge and skills. During your internship, you will have opportunity to experience various departments of hospitals to gain hand-on experience.
Rural Health Post Work: Diarrhoea, coughs, eye problems, wounds, fevers, epigastric pain, general aches and pain are main health problems of people living in rural area of Nepal. As a volunteer you will assist local health staff to provide basic medical services to rural people with basic medical equipment and medicine.
Medical Mission: A group of Health professionals are always in need for short-term medical and dental trips to rural areas of Nepal throught the year.
Health Education: Volunteers without formal medical training or qualifications can join the Health Aid Program to organize awareness programs including training on personal hygiene, sanitation, taking HIV/AIDS or health awareness classes.
Physiotherapy placements : Voluntary Physiotherapy placements – short-term healthcare volunteering for electives, gap years, career breaks and pre-med work experience.
Health Aid Program – Information
- Project Duration: Min two weeks to Max 5 Months
- Arrival Airport:Kathmandu (airport code KTM)
- Working Hours: 3 - 6 Hour Per Day ( Saturday off)
Volunteers for program must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Have no major health problems
- Be eligible to obtain a tourist visa to Nepal
- Flexible, committed and adjustable
- This program is only open for Medical Science Students/Professionals/ Health related Charity workers or Well trained/skilled/experienced on Health, Sanitation and personal hygiene.
Placement is available. Apply Now !