University of British Columbia: Health Trek Nepal

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Health Trek Nepal is an organization of UBC students started in 2011 that participates in learning exchange with medical students at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Health care access in Nepal is limited, especially to people in remote and rural areas.

PAHS aims to improve the health of Nepalese by producing doctors who are willing and able to provide health care to disadvantaged people living in remote or rural areas. UBC students collaborate with Nepalese students in a cultural exchange to better understand health care in each country, share their knowledge on medical subjects, improve language and communication skills, and participate in research.

We were proud to support this inaugural class with a donation of stethoscopes to gifted to the Patan Academy of Health Sciences.