volunteer at Ilam

volunteer at Ilam
International physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals can volunteer at the Ilam community hospital.
The Megh Bahadur Parajuli Community Hospital in Ilam

In the spring of 2004 we opened our Ilam community hospital in Eastern Nepal, a well-equipped hospital with a full-time Nepali staff. Since that time we have had about one hundred volunteer physicians and dentists make a contribution to local healthcare needs.
International healthcare professionals often have expertise that can help improve the training and development of our Nepali staff. Our volunteers often find that the experience fundamentally changes their lives.
At the present time, we are seeking volunteer physicians in the following specialties: family practice, ob-gyn, pediatrics, internal medicine, infectious disease, and general surgery. We also have a need for dentists and physiotherapists. The Ilam hospital is equipped with radiology and basic surgical facilities.
You can volunteer at Ilam for as long as you would like, but we request a minimum commitment of two weeks. HHC will provide housing for volunteers near the community hospital, but volunteers must pay for their own transportation to the town of Ilam. Volunteers will be able to obtain inexpensive and hygenic food at the Ilam community hospital canteen.

All net proceeds from the handicraft sales are used to fund primary health care, medical and educational projects, giving to those involved in the production process a sense of pride that comes by helping and sustaining many others, in even greater need than themselves.