Healthcare in the Hills
In January & February 2019 SVPI will be running a program for healthcare professionals and students to undertake healthcare and health promotion program in an isolated Nepalese village in the Chepang hills and also a jungle village close to the Indian border.
We are looking for a team of 20 people:
-10 professional nurses or doctors
-5 nursing students
-5 general volunteers who can help with health promotion, teaching etc…
Apply now or contact us for more information.
The villages that we work in in the Chepang Hills, Chitwan are only reached after a strenuous 6- 8-hour trek from the trailhead. It represents a forgotten region of Nepal, missing out on the help provided to more popular and accessible areas.
Time will be spent in Sauraha running health programs at some other villages (Padampur, Manihari and Devghat- an elders’ home).
We will also spend a few nights in a village located on the edge of the jungle, close to the Indian border. Pandaynagar is a 3-hour journey from Sauraha. It is isolated but a local lady provides basic, clean and safe homestay accommodation.
There will be also time for lots of fun activities including tours of Kathmandu’s cultural sites, jungle safari and a few days of relaxation in the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara.
3rd Jan – 24th Jan 2019
26th Jan – 16th Feb 2019
Trip duration: 3 weeks (21 nights)
Trip cost: $1500 AUD plus a $400 AUD donation (this will fund medical treatment and supplies).
Accommodation: 3-4-star hotels in Kathmandu, Sauraha and Pokhara/Homestay in the hills and jungle.