Medical camps in Nepal

Back in March this year EHN worked with a local group to run a free medical camp in a Chepang community in the jungle near Hetuda in the south of Nepal.
The med camp ran for three days and had well over 100 visitors of which a fair few were young mothers and their children. Many of the cases where dermo based and just required better hygiene and or creams to ease the rash and dry skin or infections from cuts picked up farming or foraging in the jungle.
The lack of any medical facility in the area and a very low level of education means the Chepang suffer more than most in Nepal and due to their location and lifestyle are not the easiest to get to and help. Better health education along with free health camps help allot which is why EHN tries to provide some health education alongside the medical camps such as the two we ran this summer in Rupa school and Ramkot whenever possible.
April next year will be the first of several medical camp EHN is running in 2020 with the possibility of a high altitude camp in the summer in the Annapurna region some 3300 meters higher than the Chepang village in the flatlands of the south.
If you are looking to do something positive while having an adventure then I think one of the medical camps would be great idea.
EHN does require a certain amount of medical volunteers but we can also take 1 or 2 non-medical volunteers to help manage the project and patients.

For further details on future medical camps and how you can join or help please contact

Update on the April Medical Camp 2020 Volunteers Required

EHN will be running a free medical camp from Rupa School and the woman’s centre at Begnas in April 2020.

The dates are April 1st until April 15th but you are welcome to come earlier or later if you wish to do a medical elective placement at one of the two hospitals EHN works with.

The itinerary with be as follows,

April 1st arrive in Kathmandu Nepal if you are not already here.

April 2nd take a city tour of two major sites in Kathmandu, Patan Durbar Sq and Swayambhunath.

April 3rd Travel by tourist bus to medical camp location and meet your host families at your home stay.

April 4th set up and orientation of the local area, facilities and run through the medical set up and which section you will work in.

April 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Rupa School free medical camp for the local community.
This will be set up as a registration, Triage, Doctor Consultation and Pharmacy so four separate sections of which you are welcome to help in any or all.

April 9th we will pack up the medical camp and take a day off to do laundry, explore or relax.

April 10th the team will go up to the Woman’s center to set up the medical camp.

April 11th and 12th Free Medical camp at the Woman’s center, Begnas with the same set up as before. At the end of the day we have to pack up and travel to Lakeside Pokhara for the evening.

April 13th Day in lakeside to relax, go shopping, paraglide, bungee jump, zip line or go boating on the lake.

April 14th the team take the tourist bus back to Kathmandu

April 15th Depart Kathmandu

The fee for all volunteers includes EHN picking you up from the airport when you arrive, April 1st and 2nd in a guesthouse in Kathmandu with breakfast included. The city tour with tickets, transport and lunch provided, Travel to and from the project and Pokhara lakeside. Homestay with two local meals a day plus drinks and some snacks. Hotel in Lakeside for April 13th and 14th with breakfast provided.

Not included: Lunch and evening meals in KTM except city tour lunch, Lunch and evening meals when in Pokhara lakeside, beer, chocolate and other luxury food items and any additional travel or activates you wish to do while not volunteering.

The total fee for the 15 days is $353 US or £285 UK, sorry if the exchange rate is not exact as the UK pounds has been moving so much recently so we just fixed it at about 1.25 dollars to the pound.

We already have two confirmed and at least 4 to 5 others looking at joining so please apply ASAP if you are interested as we will only be able to take a maximum 10 volunteers on this medical camp.

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Med camp planned for April 2020

Med camp volunteers wanted for April 2020.

EHN is setting up a medical camp for the first two weeks of April and are looking for volunteers to help manage and run the camp. A background in medicine is of course an advantage but volunteers without experience will also be able to join on the admin and organising side. So please if you are a fully qualified medical professional or a student looking for a new experience while helping others then this is a challenge for you.

Your duties as you can imagine will be varied depending on the patients that come through the doors but from past experience it can be anything from just a common cold to broken limbs, cuts bruises etc.  Though the majority of your duties will be to provide basic medical checks for the patients and diagnose any potential problems. Please note if there is anything serious then the patient will be sent to the nearest hospital in Pokhara for the care they need.

At the moment we have to finalise the location but the dates will be April 1st to April 15th to cover the med camp but you are welcome to stay longer and join another project or even take some well earned rest and explore this wonderful country. If you would like to do this then please as our guests talk with our team who will help and advise you.

All volunteers live and stay in small groups with local families in a home stay who will provide two local meals a day plus room. The food is freshly cooked and centres around the Nepali Dhal Bhat Tarkari (rice, curry and lentil soup) with noodles, biscuits and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables available.
We will cap the med camp at 10 volunteers so its on a first come first served basis and at present we have 3 to 4 volunteers already looking to book.

If you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me at or visit us at