The mission of Himalayan HealthCare is to provide sustainable development programs in remote/impoverished areas of Nepal, focusing on gender-sensitive primary healthcare and rights, community education, income generation and disaster preparedness and response.
Himalayan HealthCare is a small nonprofit organization founded in 1992 that focuses on grass roots interventions to directly impact Nepalis living in impoverished and remote mountain areas of Nepal. Our board of directors all serve on a volunteer basis, and the only paid staff are Nepalis working on the ground. The organization has many international medical professionals and students who serve as volunteers.
Our goal has always been to help the people in Nepal to help themselves. We seek to make a lasting impact on the lives of the people we serve by providing sustainable development programs that build local capacity. We started with healthcare needs in the remote mountain village of Tipling, and over time our programs have expanded to other villages and beyond healthcare to include gender-sensitive primary healthcare, women’s empowerment, community education and income generation. We opened a small commmunity hospital in 1994 in the town of Ilam in eastern Nepal, serving a region of 250,000 people. The hospital provides a full array of medical services previously unavailable in this region. It is soon being handed over.Our family of supporters provide helps in many ways, including donations of time, services, goods and money. We organize medical treks for healthcare professionals and others to remote villages to provide multi-day clinics. We hope you will consider this or other opportunites to support HHC and see Nepal. We are qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible. Our organization prides itself on being small and efficient; donations made through HHC go to people in Nepal who need this support. HHC’s international staff are all volunteers. HHC has no political or religious affiliations.The director of our Nepali operations is Sharad (Anil) Parajuli, who works full-time on HHC activities. In 2001 Anil won recognition for his work with HHC by being declared an Ashoka Fellow. In October 2004 he was Boss Business Excellence Award’s Social Entreprenuer of the Year 2003-2004. He has also been named as one of the top fifty personalities in Nepal for four consecutive years between 2004-2007 by The Boss magazine. The International President of HHC is Dr. David Johnson, MD. Dr. Johnson is supported by numerous volunteers, from both medical and other fields.
Hearts In The Himalayas
Covid Relief Nepal – Support HHC
The deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nepal which started in mid-April had the highest rate of infection is the world of over 50% and we urgently reached out to friends, benefactors and partner foundations so that Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) could help alleviate the vast suffering in Nepal.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
In two months in mid-June after a severe lockdown including grocery stores for over two weeks, the urban centers have an infection rate below 20% now. But the count of death has crossed 8000 and we still have close to 30 per day now even though it has come down significantly from over 200 last month. The prevailing delta variant of the virus and its new mutation are highly transmissible and seem virulent and has infected more young people between the ages of 30 and 40.
The virus raged through many rural regions of Nepal and with little vaccines herd immunity the natural way seems to be the only way out for Nepal! In spite of shortage of essential medical supplies many of the rural health providers continue to serve their communities in isolation camps setup at rural municipalities and villages. HHC has been able to reach out to some of them.
HOW HHC IS HELPING
HHC has reached out to its rural munIcipal partners of Dhading district in central Nepal, namely remote Ruby Valley, Ganga Jamuna, Khaniyabas, Tripurasundari, Gajuri and Benighat Rorang in support of over 100,000 community members with oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrator machines, pulse oximeters, PPE, medicines, etc.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
HHC will continue to reach out to other partners as well and ill also help prepare for another possible wave in the future. 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 collect and 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 week
We 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