HealthCare Nepal is in its 16th year of working to promote healthcare and education in one of the world's poorest countries. The seeds for this work were planted in 1994 when I traveled to Nepal to measure the movement of the Khumbu glacier on Mt. Everest. At the time, I worked in HIV/AIDS medical education in the USA. While in Nepal, I met with doctors about their country's medical needs. I saw an opportunity to contribute to addressing serious healthcare and educational disparities and three years later, with the help of friends, we founded HealthCare Nepal.
Since then we have become partners and friends with incredibly talented and dedicated doctors, teachers, village leaders, social workers, and others in Nepal. Our approach is to ask, "What do you need? How can we help?" and then use our resources -- time, talent, and financial contributions -- to help them accomplish their goals. We take their lead to determine priorities and how to get things done in their culture.
In looking through this web site, you'll meet many of our Nepali colleagues as well as generous and compassionate friends from the USA who have made it possible for us to accomplish so much. We are grateful to all for their guidance, dedication, hard work, generosity, and good humor. None of this work could have happened without them.
HCN and National Public Radio's Car Talk: An example of "Automotive Cardiology" as practiced by Dr. Subarna Acharya