Building Integrated Municipal Healthcare Systems

Nepal recently transitioned to a decentralized, federal republic, where primary care is largely owned and operated by the country’s 753 municipalities. Nepal also rolled out a progressive national health insurance scheme that aims to provide financial protection and access for all its citizens.

Finally, in both its constitution and its Public Health Act, Nepal commits to a specific package of essential healthcare services in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

These three features – insurance, decentralization, and UHC—offer a tremendous opportunity for our team to work with municipalities to adopt our model, assess its impact at scale, and, bring to bear lessons to other countries.

Based on this opportunity, our focus for the next five years will be on achieving high-value, integrated municipal healthcare systems by strengthening primary care service provision at the municipal level. This approach will also introduce further sustainability into our work by increasing government revenue streams via insurance reimbursements and opportunities for joint financing of interventions through expanded municipal budgets.

We have learned tremendous lessons from over a decade of operating a facility- as well as a community-based provider of quality healthcare. This ground experience has uniquely positioned us for this next phase of growth.

Over the next five years, we will design, evaluate, and iterate on an integrated healthcare delivery framework as a blueprint for a complex delivery system.

Practical Price Point

We aim to deliver high-quality care, without point of care fee for services that are financially burdensome for patients and their families.

Leveraged Systems

We work to secure pharmaceuticals and capital expenses within the infrastructure of the Government of Nepal.

Diverse Revenue Sources

We attract a diversity of funding including government investment, philanthropy, individual donors and academic partnerships.

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