Why Our Work Matters?
Over 10 million Nepalis lack access to healthcare.
Plus Nepal’s public healthcare infrastructure, compounded by the 2015 earthquake, is ill-equipped to address the needs, and many preventable deaths continued to occur.
A Platform for Possibility
Nepal has some of the most progressive healthcare policies in the world.
The government declared health as a fundamental right in its recently promulgated constitution.
In October 2017, the Parliament passed the National Health Insurance Act with an individual mandate.
But executing on these policies remain a challenge in rural areas, and millions are still left out.
Our work began in 2008 in a remote region of over 260,000 people who made on average $141 per year. Located 36 hours by bus from the capital, and still recovering from a 10-year civil war, this region of far west Nepal suffered from limited access to a single healthcare provider.
Patients needed a new model that leveraged existing public infrastructure, with the innovation and best practices of global providers. This is the juncture where Possible works.
While transportation provided logistical challenges both for patients and clinicians, we are firm in our belief that when you solve for those who need healthcare the most, you are closer to achieving healthcare for all.