The current COVID-19 crisis in Nepal is increasingly dire and we urgently ask for your help so that Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) can alleviate the vast suffering caused by the pandemic in Nepal. Overview of the Crisis Nepal currently has the second highest rate of infection in the world with about a 50% positivity rate. With a population of only 28 million, our daily infections currently average well over 9000, with over 200 deaths per day. These already-troubling numbers are expected to rise in the coming weeks. This new variant which possibly came from neighboring India is more transmissible and virulent and has infected more young people between the ages of 30 and 40. The death toll among the young, including children, is increasing rapidly. After much pressure, the local authorities have created isolation camps to help those who may not need hospitalization immediately so that hospitals which are under severe pressure can concentrate on the severely ill only. Supplies, life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) and oxygen are in short supply. How HHC is Helping One focus is to help the moderately or mildly ill in the isolation camps of Dhading District, through our municipal partners and the District Health Office, who can be saved from sliding into severe illness by providing oxygen and medicines such as antiviral drugs, steroids, and pain medications. Healing that group means not only saving their lives but also freeing up more beds for the critically ill. Another focus is on support for health service providers who are running out of life-saving PPE.The greatest need is for oxygen supportive care since the biggest challenge for many COVID-19 patients is breathlessness. As the majority of cases are patients with mild to moderate symptoms who don’t require high pressure oxygen support provided through pressurized oxygen cylinders, breathing therapy by oxygen concentrator helps in stabilizing the health of the patient. These machines, which cost $1,000 each, filter the surrounding air, compressing it to the required density, and then deliver purified medical-grade oxygen into a pulse-dose delivery system or continuous stream system to the patient. They’re also equipped with special filters and sieve beds which help remove nitrogen from the air to ensure delivery of completely purified oxygen and can deliver critical medicines directly into the lungs via a nebulizer. HHC is working to fill these many needs by identifying sources for these crucial goods like antivirals, steroid, anti-inflammatory and other medicines, masks, gloves, visors, thermal guns, pulse oxymeter, etc. Most crucially, HHC is working with its long-term medical equipment agent, who was so indispensable during the 2015 earthquake disaster, to purchase oxygen concentrators.  The quickest he can get us the machines would be in early June.How you can help Because of our long history working in all areas of Nepal, and our extensive medical and government contacts, HHC can mobilize quickly and effectively. We hope to supply as many of these life-saving medicines, medical equipment and oxygen concentrators as our resources allow. We hope that you will help us by considering a donation to support our efforts. Every contribution, no matter how small, can help us.·        $10 can help us buy masks and gloves; ·        $20 allows us to provide full PPE for a health provider; ·        $50 to $100 helps a patient with a full range of medicine, depending on severity; ·        $1000 can help us purchase critical oxygen concentrator machines; $20 can help upkeep the machines continuously for a weekWe know that the pandemic has been a global challenge and that many families throughout the world have suffered. But if you are in a position to help us to help the people of Nepal, please consider making a donation  today. You can make your tax-deductible donation online at https://www.himalayanhealthcare.org/donate  or send a check payable to “Himalayan HealthCare” to: Himalayan HealthCare, PO Box 737 Planetarium Station, New York, NY, 10024

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2019 HHC Annual Report
2019 HHC Annual Report

2019 is HHC's 27th year of service to Nepal. Please click here to see the report.

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24th September to 10th October 2021, Kathmandu to Kathmandu
2021 Fall Medical Trek
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Successful 2019 Fall Medical Trek!
Sep 17 to Oct 3 In northern Dhading villages of Nepal

Seven medical doctors, one nurse practitioner and one emergency tech joined HImalayan HealthCare team and ten local health providers to serve 865 patients from Tipling, Sertung and Lapa villages during the two-week Nepal trek. We are most grateful to the international participants and the local health providers.   

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Read our 2016 annual report detailing our continued earthquake relief and recovery efforts after 2015 as well as our core programming providing healthcare, education and income-generation opportunities in rural Nepal.

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All net proceeds from the handicraft sales are used to fund primary health care, medical and educational projects, giving to those involved in the production process a sense of pride that comes by helping and sustaining many others, in even greater need than themselves.