Healthcare in the Hills
In October 2017, a team of 9 Melbourne university nurses conducted a healthcamp in the village of Kolbhanjyang, an isolated Chepang village.
We are currently raising money to help a young girl called Samjana, who we met during the healthcamp.
Please read her story here: https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/saving-samjana/
Our next expedition will be in January 2018. It is designed for Australian healthcare professionals to undertake vaccination, heathcare and health promotion program.
Kolbhanjyang is an isolated village in the Chepang Hills, Chitwan. It is only reached after a strenuous 8 hour trek from the trail head. It represents a forgotten region of Nepal, missing out on the help provided to more popular and accessible areas.
Our team will be will be returning to Kolbhanjyang in January 2018 to deliver a program that focuses on vaccinating up to 400 people in this remote village, providing family planning/hygiene education (and birth control pills), first aid and medical treatment and distributing much needed menstrual kits to the women.
If you’re keen on joining our team you will need to be able to cope with very basic sleeping, food and hygiene conditions for about a week and hike up to 8 hours over steep and rough terrain. The program is designed for healthcare people at least third year nursing students/RN’s or final year med students/MO’s. There are also some opportunities for people without healthcare qualifications that are keen to help out with health and hygiene education programs.
Trip Dates: 4th Jan – 25th Jan 2018
Trip duration: 3 weeks (21 nights)
Trip cost: $1500 AUD plus a $400 AUD donation (this will fund the vaccinations and other medical supplies).
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu, Sauraha and Pokhara/Homestay in the hills.
To apply: http://svpi.org.au/new-application-form/