VOLUNTEER AUDIOLOGISTS URGENTLY NEEDED
January 22, 2013
We are looking for one or two volunteer audiologists for a charitable ear camp in Nepal this April.
The International Nepal Fellowship has run these ear camps in remote areas of Nepal twice a year since 1993. We have an excellent local Nepali team and we also take 4 otologists, anaesthetists, theatre nurses and usually 3 audiologists from abroad. We travel to Kathmandu then fly on into western Nepal, finishing the journey to a small district hospital by Land rover.
I am an ENT consultant/otologist in Hereford and Worcester and I am the main organiser of volunteers and the regular surgeon on these ear camps. We have had many volunteer audiologists from Britain and other countries. Our next camp is for two weeks in April 2013 – we usually take 3 audiologists with us but two had to cancel recently.
We leave the UK on the evening of Friday 5th April 2013 and returning by Sunday 21st April, though some volunteers stay longer to go sight seeing and trekking (we can arrange that if you would like).
We generally book volunteers a year or more in advance but we have two spaces that have fallen vacant for this April, so we are in URGENT need of at least one replacement. Volunteers are self funding (many volunteers have raised their own fares with local events), the experience is amazing and valuable. We can easily put you in touch with previous volunteers and there is a lot of information in the Volunteering section of this website.
PLEASE consider this, it will be a very special and worthwhile chance.
Between us we saw over 1,200 patients on our most recent camp in November 2012. Of these 150 had surgery and a record 200 were fitted with hearing aids.
We have staff and people with local language skills to help.
If you want any more information then please contact:
work: 01432 364 074 (International: +44 1432 364 074)
mobile: 07771983158 (International: +44 7771 983 158)