Kathmandu - ​Sindhupalchowk and Nawalparasi Region

March 14 - March 28, 2018


Trip Code:  NP0318

Team Size:  18 (Team Status)

Application Due Date:  December 1, 2017

Acceptance Notification by December 10, 2017

Team Leader: Anne-Marie Summerhays

Deputy Team Leader: Kimonui Holgen

Minimum Donation Amount:  $3,665.00

Note: Applying for a team does not guarantee acceptance. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application in the estimated date notification.


Overview

Project Helping Hands will do their first medical trip in communities in the Central Region (Bagmati zone) and Southern region of Nepal along the Indian border .  We will also provide education to students in the city of Kathmandu.


Trip Details.

After our arrival in Nepal the team will have one day to adapt to the time/difference and prepare for teaching in one of the schools of nursing on the following day.

The team will provide medical care and health education services in the rural villages of Sindhupalchowk Region:  Lamosanghu, Kavrepalanchok and Nawalparasi region of the lowland hills along the Indian border where we also will provide medical care and health education for rest of the trip.

At the end of the trip, the team will have the opportunity to explore Chitwan National Park and do an elephant safari.

The Team will return to KTM and there will be time allocated for to visit historical sites before returning home. 

There will be an optional 3-4 day extension trip offered to team members. More details on this optional activity will be posted as soon as we have it.


Skill Requirements

The primary focus for this team is to provide medical care and health education services. This trip is open for health care professionals including  the following:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Dentists
  • RN's
  • EMS Personnel
  • Non-Medical Support Personnel - Interpreters

We welcome both medical and non-medical volunteers with a spirit of adventure to partake in a culturally sensitive growth opportunity while helping others in need of our services.  Above all you must be willing to work as a team for the common goal of our mission.


Trip Rating

This trip requires a level of fitness to be able to participate in the activities as describe:

Amount of in Country travel:  Team members will travel by air from KTM to Nepalgunj and then all transportation with 4x4 trucks, Transportation from the place where the team will be staying to the location where medical clinics will be held  will usually take 30-45 minutes. Sometimes it will be a 10-15 minute walk,

Sleeping arrangements:  Accommodations will vary from staying at a hotel in KTM to simple beds and simple guest houses in rural communities.

Running water/electricity:  In some places it will be available, in some places not. Power is 220 volt when you can get it, frequent power outages daily. Some clinic locations may not have electricity or running water but the team will carry sufficient water for personal and clinic purposes.  

Physical Requirements:  You should be in moderate to good physical condition for this trip. You will need to assist with moving baggage (medical/education supplies) on and off of transport vehicles and into education/clinic facilities. The weather will be warm to hot and humid.  


Provided by Project Helping Hands

  • Round trip Domestic Airfare (from a major airport, does not include regional airports)
  • Round trip International Airfare (From USA departure point to destination country)
  • All in-country air and ground transportation (All transportation while in our host country)
  • All applicable VISA fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • International Travel Insurance (Insurance does not include trip cancellation)
  • All meals and drinking water while in our host country (does not provide for specialized diets such a vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
  • Housing while in our host country (Varies depending on specific trip from Hotels to School house floors to camping)
  • Project Helping Hands team deployment package ( PHH hirt, name tag, purpose of trip letter)
  • Transportation, meals and any fees associated with planned cultural or historic visits

Not Provided by Project Helping Hands

  • Airline baggage fees 
  • Meals or lodging in the USA due to a forced layover
  • Passport Fees
  • Fees associated with vaccinations or malaria prophylaxis
  • Personal Gear
  • Personal choice food or snacks either home or acquired within destination country
  • Any costs  incurred outside of Nepal

 

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