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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Spring Travel, Summer Travel
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: TJU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

HHC is a small and efficient organization founded in 1992. We are an all-volunteer organization outside Nepal and have numerous paid and volunteer workers in Nepal. 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. Robert McKersie, MD. Dr. Robert McKersie is supported by numerous volunteers, from both medical and other fields.

Our goal has always been to help the people in Nepal to help themselves, and we seek to make a lasting difference in the lives of the people we help. 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 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 help 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 can be 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. 

mission statement
The mission of Himalayan HealthCare is to create sustainable development programs in the remote areas of Nepal that will improve the quality of life for its people. Himalayan HealthCare achieves its mission by providing primary healthcare, community education, and income generation programs that enable people to be self-supporting in the long-term.

what we do
HHC provides primary health care, education and income generation assistance to people living in remote and impoverished regions of Nepal. Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world and suffers from extreme levels of poverty, particularly in rural regions.
We provide humanitarian assistance unobtainable from government or other organizations. We accomplish our mission by creating and supporting programs that provide healthcare services, education programs, and income generation opportunities.

medical treks
Medical treks are a unique way to see Nepal and meet and help local people. Treks typically take about two weeks and start in Kathmandu, itself an amazing tourist destination. HHC arranges for transportation from Kathmandu into a rural region, where the trekkers begin walking. Midway through the trek, HHC establishes a medical or dental camp for about four days. During the camp, trekkers treat villagers from the surrounding areas with the assistance of HHC staff. Treks have typically taken place in two regions of Nepal where HHC has been active. The Dhading region features remote villages and opportunities to see the beautiful mountains of the Ganesh, Lantang and Manaslu Himal. Treks in the Ilam region include at least a day or two at the Ilam Community Hospital. Trekkers in Ilam can see Kangchenjunga, the third highest mounatin in the world. From time-to-time, HHC will organize special treks focusing on particular medical needs. Examples have included dental and eye treks. See our news and events page for details of upcoming treks. The cost of normal treks are now $3,100 (USD), including all expenses while on the trek. Future costs may be different. Volunteers pay their own airfare to Nepal and any personal expenses. The only additional costs are the relatively modest cost of hotel accommodations while in Kathmandu and, in the case of Ilam, modest airfare to the trekking site. We regret that no stipend or other support is available for medical students. Physicians in training have volunteered and have had rewarding experiences. Non-medical volunteers have also accompanied medical treks and made valuable contributions. 

contact information
Himalayan HealthCare, Inc.
PO Box 737 Planetarium Station
New York, NY 10024, USA
(718) 928-4111
To send an email, please visit their contact page located here.


Jefferson Student Reports - Himalayan Healthcare, Inc.


Nepal - Himalayan H - 2010

This program is currently not accepting applications.