Sunday, October 31, 2010

Health Post & Sanitation Issues

The medical health program will mainly be in community hospital, community health post in rural village and other urban based hospital. The volunteer will help to hospital staff, share knowledge and vice-versa. Moreover, the volunteers’ duty will also be to aware local people about the health issues like making environment unpolluted and keeping house neat and clean as well as adjoining places. Likewise, the volunteer can also launch health campaign of first aid treatment and raising awareness of fatal diseases of HIV/ADS, Malaria and Swine flu as well as reproductive health at community level.
The Sanitation program mostly will be held in rural village of Nepal where the people have very low knowledge of sanitation in terms of hygienic food, washing clothes, taking bath and cleaning up home and surroundings. So, to provide appropriate information, the volunteers impart knowledge to local community women, men, children, and mobilize them too.
The both above mentioned activities have not strict timetable about volunteering in community. However, the office prescribes almost 3 to 4 hours a day. Apart from that, we can provide extra service of teaching opportunities at school’s student mainly the burning health problems like HIV/ ADS and reproductive health to adolescence according to volunteers’ interest.
During their placement, volunteers will stay with a local family located within a half-hour to an hour from the post. Placements are available near Pokhara, Chitwan and within the Kathmandu Valley.

•Assist in first aid/ primary care and General Medicine.
•If volunteer is qualified then check up general dentistry.
• Volunteer can share previous experiences in Health Care.
•Volunteer can take the class of awareness about cleanliness and sanitation, drug abuses, HIV/AIDS in Community Health Center.

Skills required: You must have good English (but not of very high standard). If volunteer have qualification and experience about medical field then it would be plus point. But the main thing is s/he should be interested to serve people heartily. Volunteers must observe the rules and regulations of the health center and be respectful as well as polite to the staffs and patients as well.
Program Dates - Flexible i.e. the minimum time for the program is 2 weeks and the maximum length of stay is 5 months.
Accommodations - Volunteers will have either home stay with traditional Nepali families (host family). The accommodation is typically Nepali and based by Western standards, often with traditional Nepali toilets and showers.

Food - Breakfast at around 7 am which consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. There after lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat.
Suggestion: Volunteers can bring any documentary about related field to display in health center or in local village for awareness. It is advisable to bring some stuff for your own – if possible. (e.g. pens, sheets, medical instruments, first aid kit, medical books…)
Project Location: Large town with all basic facilities (Chitwan, Pokhara)

Please visit us:  for more information and get various volunteer opportunities in Nepal

Friendship United Nepal (FUN-Nepal)
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Post Box No: 24886
Tel:  +977 01 4334798    
Cell: +977- 9841492062

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