Transforming What's Possible

+ NEPAL’S LEADING RURAL TEACHING HOSPITAL

This expansion allows us to become the leading accredited teaching hospital in rural Nepal, turning our hospital into a clinical teaching space to train Nepal’s next generation of rural healthcare leaders and continuously improve the quality of healthcare delivery. The teaching services provided will also become a new revenue source and diversify our long-term funding.

+ DURABLE DESIGN TO MATCH CHALLENGES

We deliver healthcare in extremely isolated regions where there’s very little water, electricity, and systems to properly manage waste. But the hospital is designed to address these challenges: It will be powered 100% by solar energy, thermal building materials will naturally moderate temperature, rainwater will be harvested and collected, and waste will be safely processed.

+ A REPLICABLE MODEL THAT INSPIRES

Our design will inspire a new standard for more than 70 rural, public hospitals throughout Nepal. This expansion shows the cost and impact of renovating existing facilities that aren’t designed to meet the challenges of rural settings and provides a template for how to replicate it in other regions.

+ BUILT WITH EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT DESIGN

Transforming our hospital goes beyond the district where we work. Our hospital expansion in rural Nepal is already being built with the resilience to resist any future natural disaster. We are using stabilized rammed earth walls, concrete beams at seismic bandwidth, steel beams, and a cement mortared rubble foundation, all of which allows our buildings to resist the loading created during an earthquake.

 

OUR PROGRESS:

February 2015: Broke ground on phase 1 (medical team housing)

March 2015 Launched electronic health record

May 2015: First teaching resident comes to hospital

November 2015: Phase 2 begins (inpatient and administration buildings)

December 2015: Progress: bricks, walls, and ceilings continue to rise

January 2016: Break ground on administration building

February 2016: Fuel ban lifted in Nepal

March 2016: Work on inpatient department begins

April 2016: Finish Phase 1

May 2016: Finish team houses, dorm, and move store into new IPD basement

June 2016: Handover of dormitory complete. Dormitory will act as an administrative space while the rest of construction is completed

July 2016: Phase 2 underway

August 2016: Construction of IPD, administration building and three houses still ongoing

September 2016: IPD and and administration building nearing completion. Projected completion dates are mid-November and December, respectively.

October 2016: Phase 4 planning and design of new building underway

November 2016: New IPD completed and handed over

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This year, we aim to make significant progress on phases 2 and 3: medical and administrative buildings. By 2017, we will make the finishing touches on turning our 20 bed facility into a 51 bed hospital, and academic hub for Nepal.

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