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Public Health & Medical Care

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At VIN we aim to improve health in rural communities through education, health services and public health development. We need medical volunteers or interns to join our Public health & medical care project and sustainably change the health, and hygiene of Nepal’s rural people.

In rural Nepal more than 70% of the population do not have access to improved sanitation facilities and furthermore the Nepali government is not in a position to make adequate healthcare provisions.  Unsurprisingly, many health problems stem from a lack of basic hygiene and practices such as open defecation.  These problems are compounded by orthodox religious and superstitious beliefs, which lead the sick to seek the help of a witch doctor, rather than a medical one.

At VIN our overriding objective is the empowerment of marginalised rural communities.  Since 2007 our staff, alongside local and international volunteers have been working with Jitpurphedi Village Development Committee (VDC) and have recently begun foundation work with Okhaldhundga district in the Everest region.  We focus on women and children, but the principles of healthcare and education cut across the community and help form the foundation of our work.

VIN supports the local health post in Jitpurphedi, providing medical staff.  Volunteers and interns are needed to help by reviewing patients, providing basic counselling, taking pulse rates and blood pressure and providing ongoing education on basic public health awareness and hygiene among the local people.  Our programs are guided by research and volunteers can become involved in conducting public health surveys, which will provide direction for the future.

VIN welcomes all interested medical students and healthcare professionals.  You will work between three and five hours a day, up to six days a week.  During your stay you will live in the community with a Nepali host family, immersing you in community life, language and culture.

 

Your Experience

Throughout your placement you will have the full support of VIN.  Your safety is our highest priority.  On arrival you will be greeted at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transported to your hotel (alternative arrangements can be made for those already in Nepal prior to the start of their placement).  You will then receive a comprehensive three-day induction, during which time you will be provided with information about your particular placement as well as general information, including basic Nepalese language and culture.  This is also a good time to mix with other volunteers or interns who may be great sight-seeing companions and a source of support during your volunteer placement.

During the induction you will be accommodated in a hotel.  However, a large part of the VIN experience comes from the immersion of a home stay with a Nepalese host family.  While this is an essential part of the experience we also recognise that it can be a challenging one, becoming part of a new culture and becoming accustomed to facilities that will be more basic than those you are used to.  However, all our host families are experienced in accommodating volunteers – although their ability to speak English will vary – and you will have 24 hour access to contact and support from our staff members during your placement.

 

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