Why Our Work Matters?
Over 1 billion people worldwide, and over 10 million Nepalis, lack access to quality healthcare, due to their distance from quality care. As a result, many preventable deaths continue to occur.
Access to essential health services still remains out of reach for over half the world’s population.
Investments in healthcare have typically focused on single disease or single healthcare worker interventions.
The result is fragmented health systems that are inefficient and ill-equipped to address evolving population needs.
The 2018 Astana declaration affirmed the need for integrated primary healthcare delivery systems to achieve universal health coverage and sustainable development goals.
A Platform for Possibility
Nepal has some of the most progressive healthcare policies in the world.
In 2015, the Constitution declared basic healthcare as a fundamental right for all citizens.
In 2017, the Parliament passed the National Health Insurance Act with an individual mandate.
But operationalizing these policies, and ensuring quality care, remain a challenge, and millions continue to be left out.
Our work began in 2008 in a remote region, where people made on average $141 per year.
Located 36 hours by bus from the capital, and still recovering from a 10-year civil conflict, this region of far west Nepal suffered from limited access to a single healthcare provider.
Over the past decade, we have worked in partnership with the government of Nepal to develop, test, scale, and influence innovations in integrated care delivery.
We are firm in our belief that when you solve for those who need healthcare the most, you get closer to achieving healthcare for all.