HealthCare Nepal

Welcome to HealthCare Nepal, an all-volunteer organization of Nepalis and Americans working to improve healthcare and education in Nepal. Over the next month we will be updating this website, so please check back again. (Posted 6/29/20)

2019 was a busy year! Our activities included:

  • Organizing and funding four health camps providing medical, surgical, dental, and eye care to 6,550 people at an average cost of $7 per patient.
  • Increasing opportunities for training Nepali medical residents in rural health care.
  • Assisting with the expansion of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units we established in 2011 at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal’s largest public hospital. The NICU has tripled in size and the PICU has doubled.
  • Supporting cervical cancer screening for low-income women.
  • Providing emergency relief supplies to a town devastated by high winds and flooding.
  • Building a drinking water system, including laying 1.2 miles of pipe from the source to a rural school of 500 children.
  • Continuing to support AutismCare Nepal Society as they expand their services to children and adults.
  • Supporting vocational training at a school for the deaf in the rural town of Barhabise.

6/29/20: With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been in contact with our Nepali colleagues and have discussed the needs they’re seeing. Nepal has been locked down since March and it has recently been extended to late July. As soon as the country opens up we will be working with Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu to provide support for low-income patients. Once it is safe to do so, we’ll resume health camps, our work with schools, and our other projects around the country. We’re anxious to get back to serving the people of Nepal as soon as we can!

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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