The Himalayan Family Healthcare Project is seeking medical volunteers with experience in the following fields:
- Family Practice
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- General Surgery
- Nurse Practitioner
- Physician Assistant
NEPAL MEDICAL MISSION: 2013
Have you ever dreamed about trekking through the most beautiful place on earth while volunteering to improve healthcare globally?
The Himalayan Family Healthcare Project is organizing a four-day medical mission that will offer free medical and dental evaluation and treatment to the villagers in the Manang District of Nepal.
The HFHCP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
We will conduct two health camps this year: one in Lower Manang (Thonche) and the second in Upper Manang (Chame).
The Manang District is the most beautiful place in Nepal. Close to the border with Tibet, Manang is known as the "Gateway to Heaven". The people of Manang are very friendly, and the environment is welcoming and hospitable. Manang is an Eden in Nepal. The hills, mountains and stones of the surrounding areas are most impressive. The Manang District is very clean, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is present everywhere. The journey into Manang is full of adventure, both physical and spiritual.
September 22 through October 2, 2013.
We will provide comprehensive primary healthcare services, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, women's health, dental and behavioral health services.
In addition, we will conduct various health-related seminars and lectures to empower the villagers.
YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Dedicated medical volunteers and generous donor support are required in order to provide the primary healthcare services to improve the health status of children, women and their families in rural areas of Nepal.
September 22: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel Marshyangdi in Thamel, Kathmandu. Welcome party at the hotel.
[A complete itinerary is forthcoming.]
October 1: Farewell Party.
October 2: Depart Kathmandu.
Information is forthcoming.
The cost of the medical mission to Manang is $1,000. This fee covers the volunteer's meals, lodging, airport pick-up and drop-off, preparation & training before departure, local transportation & coordination, on-site orientation, ongoing support, fun activities, porters during treks, and administrative expenses.
The program fee does not cover airfare to Nepal, hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, the visa expenses, personal expenses, and any required vaccinations or immunization costs. You are responsible for booking your own airline ticket.
You will purchase your Visa at Kathmandu Airport when you arrive. (Cost is $50 USD).
To maximize our supporters' donations, we expect volunteers to pay for his or her own expenses. The expenses are fully tax-deductible to US citizens.
For more information about the medical mission, please contact us via email:
Dr. Devi Gurung States
Dr. Rick Bowen
A 218 square mile area of land, situated at about 4,400 feet above sea level with three historic, artistic and cultural towns: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which together form what is known as the 'Kathmandu Valley'. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts. This is the place for rest, relaxation and easy day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples, monuments and mountain views. Being the capital city of Nepal, it offers many services including international airlines, hotels and other facilities. One also enjoys Kathmandu for night life, shopping and of course for the mountain views.
Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal but also the headquarters of the Central Region (Madhyamanchal), among the five development regions constituted by the 14 administrative zones of Nepal located at the central part of the country.
The Manang District is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. It covers an area of 2,246 sq. km. Manang Vvalley is special for the mountains rising directly from the valley floor, which averages 3,400 meters (11,000 feet) in elevation. The journey into Manang is full of adventure, both physical and spiritual. Manang is known as the "Gateway to Heaven". The Manang District is very clean, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is present everywhere. Manang has much to offer for adventurers, climbers and the cultural or religious tourist. It is the most popular trekking region in the world, attracting over 75% of all trekkers.