The Himalayan Family Healthcare Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing community-driven, quality, primary healthcare and education services in remote areas of Nepal.
We are committed to accomplishing our mission by:
- Conducting community health needs assessments and resource evaluations;
- Developing community coalitions and community empowerment activities;
- Developing culturally appropriate community health promotions and disease-prevention activities;
- Providing health screenings and quality primary healthcare services;
- Establishing active and passive public health surveillance systems and reporting health indicators such as child mortality rates (MDG #4) and maternal health statistics (MDG #5);
- Conducting project evaluations and research related to primary healthcare services;
- Collaborating with both the district and the national system for the development of health policies;
- Replicating the project’s success in other communities.
Compassion – We acknowledge, listen and respond to our clients’ and staff’s needs in a caring manner.
Competence – We demonstrate expertise and solidarity with the community in carrying out our responsibilities and inspiring others to have confidence in us.
Diversity – We respect our individual differences, beliefs and uniqueness.
Our Partnering Organizations
- Saint Louis University School of Medicine
- Patan Hospital
About Manang, Nepal
The Manang District is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. Close to the border with Tibet, Manang is known as the “Gateway to Heaven.” The people are very friendly, and the environment is homely. The stones, hills and magnificent Himalayas are deeply impressive to all who encounter them. The Manang District is clean, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is present everywhere. However, existence here is not easy. Life expectancy is even lower in Manang than in the rest of Nepal. The United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals point to an astonishing infant mortality rate of 88.46 per 1,000 live births in the District of Manang (Nepal’s rate is 47.46; the U.S. rate is 6.3).