An update from Nepal

Namaste one and all,

Sorry it’s been so long since my last blog but with Raju needing serious surgery on his vertebrae it’s been a hectic and worrying 5 weeks.  Now he is well on his way to recovering thanks to all the people who have helped and we hope to see him back helping to run EHN in the next few months.

As for EHN we have seen a little decrease in the number of volunteers arriving June to July but already have 11 either coming or already in Nepal now. We hope to see more booking in the later months of the year and will push hard to get the numbers up for 2018. On the projects, Rupa schools new toilet building is looking great and will make a big difference to the school and Damgade School will have the final painting team go in early next year to finish the main school building. Gorkha School has been running for a few months now and all is good there with the children extremely happy to have a new school building. On the hospitals we have had a few bookings for Kanti children’s hospital but really need a few more so if you know anyone looking to work in Paediatrics that wants a short terms internship in Nepal please put them in touch with us.

On the medical camps EHN has tried to run at least two free medical camps per year but unfortunately we won’t be running any this year due to Rajus injury. EHN is a small NGO as many of you know and Sarita the other member of staff has a 1yr old Daughter so without either of them being able to work outside the Kathmandu valley we have decided not to run a med camp in 2017.

We will how ever be looking for both volunteers and sponsors to help fund two or three med camps in 2018 if you are interested in joining us or fund raising to pay for free medicines please just drop us an email.

Nepal on the hole has had a heavy monsoon this year with many landslides blocking roads and disrupting supply routes. In Kathmandu we have been seeing allot more sinkholes popping up around town which we think is due to pipes being damaged or broken during the earthquake in 2015. With the heavy rains allot of soil has been washed away causing road surfaces to collapse. No serious injuries but allot of hassle trying to get around town.

So there is a little update on EHN and what’s going on…

 

Phil

EHN

Medical volunteers required in Nepal

EHN is looking for medical students who wish to volunteer in Nepal’s only government hospital for children. We require a minimum of one month commitment up to 3 months with the option to help in various departments of the hospital.

The hospital has various wards and departments including Oncology, Cardio, ICU, Radiology, Surgery, Physiotherapy and Neurology. As an intern you will be working alongside the doctors and nurses in which ever departments you choose. The standard week in Nepal is 6 days with Saturdays off and the day runs from 10am to 4 or 5pm each day.

The hospital sees 100s of out patients a day and runs free vaccination for all children 2 days a week along with the various departments mentioned 7 days a week. Many of the families that bring their children to Kanti with serious conditions have to travel from some of the most remote parts of Nepal as they are unable to get the specialist care their children need. Without Kanti many children would get the care and treatment they need so supporting the hospital and they work they do is a priority for EHN.

With this project EHN and Kanti have a system in place that pays $200 per month of your volunteer fee directly to the Oncology department so they can subsidise or offer free treatment for the children. This is an extremely valuable service as many of the families could not afford the treatment and bills to help fight one of the worst health issues a child could face, cancer.

This is a great chance to see how the only affordable hospital for children in Nepal operates while giving directly to the ongoing treatment of young Nepali children diagnosed with cancer.

As with all projects we look to place volunteer with a local family as a home stay guest with two meals a day provided and a family atmosphere. It is possible to arrange for you to stay in a local guesthouse if you would some more privacy but this would increase the cost.

This project cost is the same as the WRH hospital in Pokhara and costs $650 or £520 per month plus the $105 or £80 admin fee to cover your airport pickup, first two nights in a guesthouse with breakfast, a city tour and your last night in KTM and a taxi back to the airport the day you leave Nepal.

If you wish to know more about this project please contact phil@ehn-nepal.org

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a medical professional looking to volunteer in Nepal?

There are still places for the medical camp this summer if you are interested? We need to recruit a min of 6 medical staff to work alongside our Nepali team so if you have the skills and are coming to Nepal then please read the information below and get in touch. 

EHN Nepal requires volunteers with medical experience to help run med camps in villages in Nepal. We have seen many clinics built but not used by the locals as they either don’t have the time or can’t walk down to the centre and therefore go untreated. This coupled with the lack of good health care practices mean rural Nepali’s have little or no health care that they can use or trust locally. EHN wants to be able to offer these rural communities better health care for free. We can only achieve this with the help of volunteers and sponsors.

Welcoming a new volunteer to the medical team

EHN has run several med camps over the last few years with the average group consisting of 4 to 10 volunteers. The projects normally last 5 to 7 days max including one day off a week plus travel days. The volunteers will always be accompanied by qualified Nepali medical staff including at least one Nepali doctor. We also use Nepali students from Kathmandu to help with translation between the volunteers and locals to help with research and diagnosis. In most cases the med camps are run from local schools using one or two classrooms if the community does not have a specific building for community events.
EHN is looking to run two or three free med camps every summer in July and August so if you have a back ground in medicine or wish to move into that field this may be the project for you.
If you are interested in helping in an EHN med camp please email Phil Palmer at

phil@ehn-nepal.org

Still places for the medical camp this summer in Nepal if your interested?

There are still places for the medical camp this summer if you are interested? We need to recruit a min of 6 medical staff to work alongside our Nepali team so if you have the skills and are coming to Nepal then please read the information below and get in touch. 

EHN Nepal requires volunteers with medical experience to help run med camps in villages in Nepal. We have seen many clinics built but not used by the locals as they either don’t have the time or can’t walk down to the centre and therefore go untreated. This coupled with the lack of good health care practices mean rural Nepali’s have little or no health care that they can use or trust locally. EHN wants to be able to offer these rural communities better health care for free. We can only achieve this with the help of volunteers and sponsors.

Welcoming a new volunteer to the medical team

EHN has run several med camps over the last few years with the average group consisting of 4 to 10 volunteers. The projects normally last 5 to 7 days max including one day off a week plus travel days. The volunteers will always be accompanied by qualified Nepali medical staff including at least one Nepali doctor. We also use Nepali students from Kathmandu to help with translation between the volunteers and locals to help with research and diagnosis. In most cases the med camps are run from local schools using one or two classrooms if the community does not have a specific building for community events.
EHN is looking to run two or three free med camps every summer in July and August so if you have a back ground in medicine or wish to move into that field this may be the project for you.
If you are interested in helping in an EHN med camp please email Phil Palmer at

phil@ehn-nepal.org