In November 2018, nine ECU nursing students will be teaming up with Nineteen Degrees and venturing off to Nepal to participate in a Nursing Clinical Study Tour visiting rural hospitals and villages.
Healthcare in Nepal somewhat differs from the healthcare in Australia. Health care facilities, hygiene, nutrition, and sanitation in Nepal are of poor quality, particularly in the rural areas. In Nepal, disease is significantly higher than in any other South Asian country. Millions of people are at risk of infection and thousands are dying each year due to malnutrition, infectious diseases and other health related events.
The tour entails providing a health outreach program to an outlying community without ordinary access to healthcare. We will provide health education to the local school and villages, which, particularly for children, is of utmost importance to improving the quality of life and encouraging young people to adopt healthier lifestyles.