HealthCare Nepal

Thank you to all who are responding the the recent annual appeal from Dr. Frederick Basilico and Dr. Judith Waligunda of New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Your support is greatly appreciated! (12/10/18)


HealthCare Nepal (HCN) is in its 21st year of promoting better health in one of the world's poorest countries. The seeds of this work were planted in 1994 when I traveled to Nepal to measure the movement of a glacier on Mt. Everest.  At the time, I worked in medical education in the USA and while in Nepal met with doctors about their country's needs.  I saw an opportunity to help address serious healthcare and education disparities and three years later friends and I founded HealthCare Nepal.

Since then, we have become partners and friends with incredibly talented and dedicated doctors, village leaders, social workers, teachers, 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.

Jack Starmer, Director

Dr. Deepak Mahara in CEO Magazine. Read about one of HealthCare Nepal’s closest partners in a profile of his crisis management after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 that killed nearly 9,000. Dr. Mahara was Director of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Kathmandu, the only hospital in the region to remain operable. In the first 20 days after the earthquake, TUTH treated over 1,700 victims and performed 478 major surgeries. HCN is mentioned in the final paragraph.

HCN and National Public Radio's Car Talk. An example of "Automotive Cardiology" as practiced by Dr. Subarna Acharya, another of HCN's partners and health camp co-sponsors in Nepal.

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