We are seeking volunteers and supporters for our newest project in Nepal.
HVO LAUNCHES NEW INTERNAL MEDICINE PROJECT IN NEPAL
Project: INTERNAL MEDICINE Location: Lumbini Medical College, Tansen, Nepal Contact: Elysabeth Stuehrmann, Volunteer Placement Coordinator
[January 26, 2017] - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new internal medicine project at Lumbini Medical College (LMC) in Tansen, Nepal. HVO volunteers will train medical students and work with LMC personnel to improve patient care and patient education programs.
Founded in 2006, LMC is a private institution that includes schools of dentistry, midwifery, and nursing. There is a 650-bed hospital and outpatient clinics connected to LMC, and its teaching facilities include several lecture halls and a library.
HVO volunteers will provide didactic lectures and clinical training to medical students in accordance with LMC’s curriculum. Volunteers will also work with LMC personnel to improve patient care and to establish patient education programs in schools and communities that target lifestyle modifications to improve health.
VOLUNTEER Volunteers to LMC must be board certified internists, with several years of experience preferred. Assignments will be 3-4 weeks in length. Volunteers are discouraged from volunteering during examination periods, which are late February to early March and late August to early September.
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Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO volunteers build local capacity by empowering health care professionals with knowledge and skills to address the health care needs of their communities. HVO volunteers are trained health care professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. Since 1986, HVO staff and volunteers have collaborated with a variety of health institutions to design, develop and implement each HVO project, working toward better patient care around the globe in trauma care, child and maternal health, essential surgery, cancer care, rehabilitation, and more. Visit www.hvousa.org to learn how you can become part of their global health community
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