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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.

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