GlobeMed at CU - Boulder partners with Himalayan HealthCare to improve the health of communities in impoverished regions of Nepal.
GlobeMed at CU - Boulder + HHC
Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) | Jawalakhel, Nepal
Malnutrition is the underlying cause of at least 50% of child deaths in Nepal.
“My GROW internship to Nepal allowed me to fully grasp why we, GlobeMed and Himalayan HealthCare, work so hard. What we strive for is more than just a change. It’s a commitment to the world and a commitment to humanity. I am forever tied to this movement.”
– Navodita Kc, CU-Boulder ’11
About the Partnership
Himalayan HealthCare (HHC) is a grassroots NGO that provides primary healthcare, community education, and income generation to people living in remote and impoverished regions of Nepal. HHC supports communities in the districts of Dhading, Dolakha and IIam. In 2004, HHC launched a community hospital in IIam District that serves a catchment area of over 350,000 people in the surrounding 48 villages and two large towns. HHC has improved the standards and enrollment in its village schools by providing funding, supplies, and training programs to expand the opportunities for the children in those communities. Together, HHC and GlobeMed at CU – Boulder are improving access to high quality healthcare, health education, nutrition, hygiene, and economic empowerment. Since 2009, they have raised over $65,000 to support the work of HHC.
GlobeMed at CU – Boulder is working to support a Women’s Empowerment Program, a Nutrition Program, the construction of multiple latrines and cook stoves, scholarships for outstanding students, and provision of medical supplies for various health posts in villages within the Dhading, Dolakha and IIam districts.
The culmination of these projects will supply various benefits for the remote villages that Himalayan HealthCare serves. Women’s Empowerment program will provide a source of income for the women of the Kami Village, one of the lowest castes in the area. The nutrition program not only will fund fortified peanut butter to eliminate child malnutrition, it will also train villagers to utilize local food sources in order to receive the most nutritional value. Latrines and cook stoves promote cleanliness and reduce the respiratory problems in the village, respectively. A scholarship fund will allow succeeding students to receive a better education in Kathmandu, while also giving back to their village upon completion.