Health care volunteer work in Nepal
Van den Berg from the Netherlands has successfully done a health care volunteer camp at the Career Building International Academy School. She has completed 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 World Nepal provides all health care volunteers with 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 a health care volunteer 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 centre for treatment or how they can take better care of the child.
What does health care volunteer?
Health care volunteer focuses to provide quality clinical services through health centres and in the community. Through this project, we support community clinics or health posts, health camps and outreach medical campaigns. In this project, we treat or support to treat of sick people. We take a history, do a clinical examination, advise for the pathological or diagnostic procedures and prescribe medicine. Volunteers work with doctors or local medical staff and support them by assisting in clinical examination and diagnosis. Volunteers assist in taking vitals (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration rate, weight), examine patients to identify clinical signs or manifestations and provide clues for differential diagnosis. We keep a record of all data and analyze the data to understand the health situation of the area. These data are also important for health posts and national statistics.