Since 2010 EHN has been working providing medical volunteers to several centres across Nepal sending them where they are needed the most. Long term though we hope to push further into the mountains and reach villages where a simple illness means the chance of dying. With a little help we can create small centres to provide basic care, health teaching and hygienic training to the villagers which will save lives.
Volunteering here really depends on your qualifications because the more experience you have the more you can help there. Otherwise help alongside the Nepali staff at the centre, talk with the patients and see how the rural farming community. No day will be the same here so be prepared to test your first aid knowledge to the limits.
The main highlights of volunteering at this placement is the chance to meet and live among the rural Nepali where very few travellers actually go. Because volunteering in these centres you will find they aren’t on one of the main trekking routes or near a big city the Nepali there still look in the old ways of all visitors are honoured guests and instantly welcome in the family. Be prepared to become part of the community and feel free to take part in festivals, day to day life of the families and to make friends that will last a lifetime. Add this to the genuine welcome you will receive and the warm hospitality from all of the locals it will make your placement one you will never forget.
Note volunteers are encouraged to teach English in the local school as well.
We are looking for all types of medical volunteers here in Gerkhu from Doctors, dentists to midwife. If you would like to raise money for medical supplies then please contact the EHN staff who will actually take you shopping when you arrive in KTM in the first couple of days you are there so you can personally donate to the centre.