Health Care Volunteering in Nepal

Health Care Volunteering in Nepal

Van den Berg from the Netherlands is doing a health camp at the Career Building International Academy School. She has done a Bachelor’s degree in medical science. Her passion for social work drove her all the way to Nepal. She is doing the general check-up of the Primary level students. She will be conducting this health camp program for two weeks at the CBIA School here in Pepsicola, Kathmandu.

Volunteer Society Nepal provides all the medical volunteers the unique opportunity to work in Nepal. Health care volunteering in Nepal helps to bring change to the local community even though it is small in quantity. Health care is still expensive in third countries like Nepal. It is difficult to afford for them, they also don’t have insurance to bear the cost. As health care volunteering in Nepal, you can use your skills and knowledge, whether you are a new student or a fully licensed physician, to help bring health care to those who truly need it most.

What is a Health Camp?

Health Camps are conducted by volunteers at the schools. With the proper fill-out forms from the Volunteer Society Nepal, you start checking the health of the kids. The kids will come one class at a time and line up for the health check. You will then be checking the kid’s height, weight, lungs, vision, and teeth. Among your findings are often many children with dental issues, some children can be underweighted and there are children with sight problems. Sometimes you will find more heavy cases. Examples are infections, skin rashes, or even clefts or signs of mistreatment. Depending on your findings, you consult with the school and parents. You can advise them to go to a medical center for treatment or how they can take better care of the child.