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Total funding goal: $5,000

Total funding to date: $5,070

Remaining goal: $-70

Total Donors: 3

Possible Health

Possible Health operates a hospital in Achham, an impoverished rural district of Nepal. We work in partnership with local government officials as part of an initiative to rebuild the public sector health system.

http://possiblehealth.org/

Project start date: 11/30/1899

Project completion date: 11/30/1899

Support Nepal's First Rural Teaching Hospital!



Accham, Nepal

The destruction from the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake has been devastating.  In addition to emergency relief, we need to provide support to our partners on the ground who will continue to build the structure that the country needs including roads, housing, water and healthcare systems to decrease such devastation in the future.  This project will support the expansion of Bayalpata Hospital, in the region of rural Accham, that will double their clinical space while installing sustainable systems such as rainwater harvesting, passive heating and cooling and solar power.  One of the leading causes of death in the district of Achham is basic, easily preventable complications of childbirth in women.  A woman in Achham is over 200 times more likely to die in pregnancy than in the U.S.  The Nepali Government has already committed 1 million in funding to this project.


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Info about Nepal


Nepal, a landlocked country between India and China, is among the most impoverished countries in the world. The district of Achham is among the worst off in Nepal, with an average per capita income of $0.50, 60% of children chronically malnourished, 99.5% of babies born in homes/sheds, 1 in 125 deliveries resulting in the mother's death, and 83 of 1000 children dying before reaching the age of 5.

Project Milestones

  • Clinical space will double to match our quickly growing patient demand from 21,585 in 2012 to 56,106 in 2014.
  • Housing is the most important retention mechanism for team members. We will triple our capacity and increase quality.
  • Our clinical teaching space will train Nepal’s next generation of healthcare leaders and improve quality of care.
  • The Nepali government has already committed $1 million USD, 50% of total project cost.


Background

Who is Possible?

 

Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to the poor. We’ve delivered care to over 206,000 patients in rural Nepal and have operated this hospital as part of our broader durable healthcare model for five years. Learn more at www.possiblehealth.org

 

What support is needed most?

 

Funding is most important to help us match the $1 million commitment made by the Nepali government and fully fund the expansion. What’s also needed are in-kind partnerships with companies that will enable us to fill the expanded hospital with medical equipment, supplies, and furniture.

 

Who does the hospital serve?

 

This hospital serves one of the poorest and most isolated regions in Asia. On average, our patients make $341 USD per year and walk 2.5 hours one-way to receive care.

 

How far away is the next closest hospital? 

 

The nearest hospital providing a higher level of care is at least 12 hours away by bus. This expansion will ensure we can treat more patients closer to their homes without referral.


More Information

The district of Achham is a remote district in the west of the country that has suffered the consequences of war, long-standing poverty, a concentrated HIV epidemic, and whose citizens continue to struggle to access basic health services. Bayalpata Hospital is one of the few healthcare institutions in the district of 266,000 people and serves as the major referral center for Achham and surrounding two districts. Services at Bayalpata Hospital include outpatient services, 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, 24-hour delivery services, comprehensive family planning and abortion services, comprehensive treatment for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis treatment services, a diagnostic laboratory services, x-ray and ultrasound services, on-site pharmacy, ambulance service, community health programs, and mobile health camps. Minor surgical services are delivered, including repair of lacerations and incision/drainage of abscesses, closed reductions, casting, and manual vacuum aspiration. Given the poor roads, lack of transportation, dearth of other hospitals locally, and dispersed demography of the villages, patients typically walk several hours to reach the hospital.