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.
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 new clinic in 1994 in the town of Ilam in eastern Nepal, serving a region of 300,000 people. The Ilam clinic provides a full array of medical services previously unavailable in this region.
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; you can also volunteer to help in the Ilam clinic. We hope you will consider these 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.
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. McKersie is supported by numerous volunteers, from both medical and other fields.