HealthCare Nepal

Welcome to HealthCare Nepal, an all-volunteer organization of Nepalis and Americans working to improve healthcare and education in Nepal.

COVID-19 has hit Nepal hard — the greatest health crisis since the earthquakes of 2015 — but thanks to the generosity of so many supporters, we have been able to act quickly and effectively.

  • Responding to an urgent plea from Nepal’s largest public hospital, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Kathmandu, in August we purchased a RT-PCR (Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) machine to increase the hospital's testing speed and capacity for patients and staff. The machine gives COVID-19 test results in only 8 hours.

  • We are purchasing ventilators, monitors, and other equipment to meet the growing COVID-19 demands in the pediatric intensive care unit we established at TUTH nine years ago. An entire floor has been dedicated to care for children with COVID-19.

  • We have made a grant to AutismCare Nepal Society enabling them to conduct online activities, including virtual classroom sessions for children with autism as well as online support and training for parents.

  • In July we provided 200 meals a day to people who were out of work during a 7 day lockdown.

  • Shortly we will begin providing chemotherapy and nutritional support for children with cancer at Kanti Children’s Hospital, a public hospital in Kathmandu. The pandemic and loss of employment has left many parents unable to cover the cost of their children’s treatment.

Once it is safe to do so, we’ll resume health camps, our work with schools, and our other projects around the Nepal. We’re anxious to get back to these activities as soon as we can!

Thank you for your support!

National Public Radio’s Car Talk and HCN. An example of "Automotive Cardiology in the Field" as practiced by Dr. Subarna Acharya, another of HCN's close friends and collaborators. In 2001, we hosted him in the USA for advanced training in cardiology.

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