We are seeking volunteers for our newest oncology project.
Location: Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Contact:  Dinah Girma, Volunteer Coordinator
[May 27, 2016] - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new gynecologic oncology project in Nepal. HVO volunteers will contribute to the development and implementation of a structured surgical gynecologic oncology training program at the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital (BCH) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
BCH is a national-level cancer center that has requested training for the physicians staffing its gynecologic oncology department. The three physicians currently handling all gynecologic oncology surgeries require specialized training. As of late 2015, BCH sees approximately 80 gynecologic oncology patients per year, and the physicians at BCH also staff a busy clinic three days per week that sees a mix of benign and gynecologic oncology cases, and the case load ranges from 25 to 50 patients a day.
HVO's new project in Nepal will bring expert volunteers to BCH to develop a gynecologic oncology curriculum for both didactic and clinical skills. HVO volunteers will also bring surgical and didactic training to BCH gynecologic oncologists, providing the required amount of supervised hours to qualify for local certification.
HVO's oncology program is supported by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. HVO's obstetrics and gynecology program is supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Volunteers to BCH in Kathmandu, Nepal must be board certified gynecologic oncologists with at least two years of post-fellowship experience. Assignments are one to two weeks. Prospective volunteers may schedule assignments to start February 2017 or later.
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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 in resource-scarce countries 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 our global health community.

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