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Bio-Medical Students Volunteer in Hospitals

Starting the year 2016, Volunteer Society Nepal had an opportunity to work partnering with Engineering World Health. EWH is an organization based in the USA. A group of 14 bio-medical engineering students from USA arrived Kathmandu on December 27. Their goal is to install and repair hospital equipment, train and work with local staff and perform a multitude of other tasks. They will fully employ their engineering skills and knowledge.

Bio-Medical Partnership with Hospitals

EWH is partnering with hospitals in Nepal as well as throughout the world to expand their abroad service program. The goal is to reach more hospitals in more countries to improve global health. Like this, we increase the exchange of bio-medical knowledge around the world.


Volunteer Society Nepal provided all the logistic support. This included Nepali language/culture orientation, Kathmandu cultural tours and the Chitwan jungle safari. VSN also arranged transportation, accommodation & meals at Nepalese host families and 24 hrs emergency support. After two days of intense language training and cultural orientation in Dhulikhel, participants worked for three weeks in small groups (2-4). The hospitals where the bio-medical engineers worked are Patan Hospital, Bir Hospital, Bhaktapur District Hospital, Bharatpur District Hospital, B. P. Koirala Cancer Hospital, Hetauda District Hospital, Gorkha District Hospital, Dhulikhel Hospital and Okhaldhunga Mission Hospital.

The bio-medical engineering students worked in all those above mentioned hospitals where they maintained and repaired medical equipment and trained local staff. Later on the local staff will continue the remaining maintenance. The students concluded their program with a day long presentations of their work. The presentation program was organized in Dhulikhel.

EWH is in partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be returning to Nepal for six weeks starting in June 2016. If you want more information about group volunteering, please visit our Group Volunteering page.