NEPAL - Kathmandu and Far West Nepal

October 5 -  October 18, 2019 / 14 Days, 13 Nights

 


 

Overview

Inaccessible health care is a problem in Nepal, which has prompted the Government to implement a universal health care system. The universal health system, however, has focused more on affordability than on access. Furthermore, people have not been utilizing the services for reasons that include insufficient drug supply, travel time, staff inaccessibility, sickness, money, and facility hours. 

Due to chronic poverty, illiteracy, difficult terrain, and government neglect, one of the districts with the most significant issues is in the far west.   Also because of limited work opportunities in Nepal and the open-border provision between Nepal and India, a seasonal labor migration of males from Far-Western Nepal to India is common.  This results in a variety of health conditions related to the problems in this region.

We bring volunteers to this region with the objective to strengthen and improve health outcomes for people in the communities. Through health assessment, primary care and preventive education we strive to reduce the morbidity in the populations we serve.

This will be the second year PHH will be working in Nepal as well as with the Himalayan Institute of Nursing where we will continuing the education to the Nepali Nursing Students

Click here to read article: Strengthening Free Healthcare in Rural Nepal. J Nepal Med Assoc. 2014


Team Leadership : Nancy Bonalumi

Contact: nbonalumi@comcast.net

Nepal Partner Organization: Transformation Nepal


 


 

  • The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited.


 

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