Sahid Memorial hospital (NEP-52)

Type: Health, Disadvantaged - Country: Nepal

Brief description and main aims

During the past years, Nepal has seen drastic improvements in healthcare. People are now living longer and healthier and the amount of hospitals and clinics across the country has increassed. However, the country´s health system is still far below the international standard.

NVCYE invites volunteers from around the world to contribute to this impactful as well as rewarding medical volunteer program in Nepal to help increase desadvantaged people´s access to proper medical services in Nepal.  

The aims of the project are to contribute to the development of the society by improving the health care services provided by Martyrs Memorial Public Health Co-operative Society Limited. The aim of this health care volunteer program in Nepal is to provide quality health care services at affordable costs for the local people. 

Main Activities

The project offers a wide range of health care services, including allopathic treatment. The project benefits from: 

  • 24 hours Emergency services.
  • ICU services for critical patients.
  • OPD services where general health checkups are performed.
  • 24 hours laboratory service to diagnose diseases and disorders.
All type of surgeries for orthopedic cases are performed here. 
The hospital occasionally organizes free health camps on the hospital premises or outside the district in order to help improve the quality of life of people from across the country. 

Volunteer tasks

The tasks designed to volunteers depend on their qualification and educational background.

Doctors: the management team will provide them the opportunity to work under the supervision of doctors and other health staff. 

Volunteers can shadow the doctors during their rounds to observe the treatment procedure. 

Nurses: the chief nurse is responsible to assign them tasks. Tasks will manily be focused on patient care, taking vitals of the patients, giving them medication, providing health care counseling. This includes the patients in the ER; ICU and operation wands. 

Physiotherapists: the physiotherapy department is responsible to provide volunteers in this working field with some tasks related to the field. 

The hospital management closely monitors and guides volunteers during their assignments, to avoid any confusion in their work. This is because the healthcare system and treatment procedure is very different in Nepal compared to other countries. 

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers must: 

  • Be 20 years old or older. 
  • Be a medical professional or a medical student. The volunteer must show a medical credential.
  • be patient.
  • Be open minded.
  • Respect Nepalese cultures and traditions.  


Kalanki, Kathmandu.


It would be good for the project to work for a maximum period of 3 months. 

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will stay in a hostel located nearby the hospital. It just takes 5 minutes walking from there to reach the project. 

Volunteers will be sharing rooms with volunteers from other nationalities participating in the same program. 

Lunch & dinner is provided by the hostel during your volunteer work in Nepal. Food is prepared in local style. The main types of food will be rice, lentil soup and vegetables, but once a week the hostel will provide you meat in your lunch or dinner. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, vegetables, lentil soup and pickle.

More Information

A maximum of 2 volunteers can work in this medical volunteer project. 

Note: The program fees for this project is different than the Normal ICYE Program.
Volunteers need to check with the hosting organization in advance.. 

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