We are seeking volunteers and supporters for our newest project in Nepal.
Health Volunteers Overseas
Project: Oncology
LocationNational Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hosp ital , Kathmandu, NEPAL
Contact : Andrea Moody , Senior Volunteer Coordinator
[December 15, 2016] - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new oncology project in Kathmandu, Nepal. HVO volunteers will work collaboratively with hospital faculty at the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS ) at Bir Hospital to provide training to students enrolled in the medical oncology residency training program.

Established in 1947, Bir Hospital is the oldest hospital in Nepal and the primary government referral hospital. Bir Hospital has provided both curative and palliative care to cancer patients since establishing a radiotherapy unit in 1991. In 2013, the unit expanded to become the Department of Clinical Oncology; the hospital launched its medical oncology residency training program in conjunction with this expansion. Beginning in 2016, Bir Hospital will enroll two new students per year in its three-year oncology residency training program. 
HVO seeks volunteers to provide training and education to faculty and students of the NAMS oncology residency program. The project will also seek to increase knowledge of oncology among residents and staff outside the Department of Clinical Oncology. HVO volunteers will provide lectures, case discussions and bedside teaching in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Volunteers may also lead literature review discussions and instruct residents how to critically analyze research articles. 
HVO's medical oncology program is supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Volunteers to NAMS in Kathmandu, Nepal must be board certified oncologists. Assignments are 2-3 weeks.
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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 professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. 
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