Empowering Female Healthcare Workers
The female village healthcare and social workers in many villages of Nepal are extremely motivated and dedicated, but completely lacking in medical training and basic healthcare equipment. Traveling on foot along trails to outlying communities they serve as the frontline healthcare workers in rural areas to provide social services and medical aid.
In 2018 Dooley Intermed initiated a training program for these female healthcare workers, a first. Our goal was to empower the women with new skills and knowledge while greatly enhancing the quality of care rendered to remote villagers. Our first class of 20 students from Lele Village completed a 40-hour intensive training program conducted by professional instructors and including textbooks, teaching materials and basic medical equipment. Upon completion of the course, each woman received a comprehensive medical kit equipped with a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, scale, medical references and basic supplies. Most importantly, they are now empowered with new knowledge and skills.
Our first class was so successful that we are now planning another training program for 30 additional female healthcare in the Panuti District, near our Dooley Intermed sponsored Eco-Home Orphanage.
The need for this type of training is immense, with many similar groups of volunteer healthcare workers seeking similar training. It costs about $6,500 USD to conduct a training class. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a class, empower these remarkable female healthcare workers, and help bring ongoing medical care to remote villages in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.