HISTORY

Did you used to be named Nyaya Health?

Yes. We changed our name on March 18, 2014 from Nyaya Health to Possible.

If you receive a donation receipt or official communications from us, it may say “Nyaya Health, doing business as Possible.” All donations are still tax deductible.

Our story begins in far west Nepal, months after the ending of the 10-year civil conflict, with an abandoned hospital and a community in urgent need of quality healthcare. We worked with the government to re-activate the hospital, but we also knew that many people would still have to travel hours, by foot, to access even basic care. We knew that community health had to be an integral component to reach communities who continued to be left behind. From the beginning, our approach was “intersectoral”; to us, health equity meant tackling the local burden of disease, which included chronic diseases, alcoholism, and severe malnutrition, in addition to improving reproductive, maternal and child health. We also knew that transforming health outcomes could not be accomplished through a silver bullet; we envisioned integrated care delivery, from hospital to home. We remain committed to these roots.

The organization’s first name, Nyaya Health Nepal, is rooted in our call to justice; Nyaya Health Nepal continues to be the recognized legal name for our NGO implementing partner in Nepal, whereas Possible reflects the global brand.

Why did you change your name?

We wanted a name that reflected the global challenges and possibility, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the streets of New York.

Why was the organization founded?

In 2006, in some of the most remote regions of rural Nepal, many people lived without a single clinician. This was a time where the far West experienced a growing AIDS epidemic and poor healthcare infrastructure exacerbated by the political unrest that had devastated these parts.

When did you actually start delivering healthcare?

In 2008, a growing global team of leaders—from Nepal, India, and the U.S.—started delivering healthcare by transforming a grain shed into a clinic operated by Nepali clinicians with support from the Nepali government and a small sum of funding from friends and family.

DONATIONS

Is Possible a 501c3 organization?

Yes. Possible is a registered 501(c)3 organization, and your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN is 20-3055055. You can invest in our work here.

Because we changed our name from Nyaya Health on March 18th, 2014, your donation receipt may say “Nyaya Health, doing business as Possible.”

Can I donate stock?

Yes. And the IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities. To make a gift of stock, please send us an email at donations@possiblehealth.org, and we will personally assist you.

What types of donations are most useful?

For large donations, sending a check or wire transfer is preferred because there are no fees associated with checks and only a small fee associated with wire transfers. Send checks to Possible, 26 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10004.

The most useful online donation is a monthly recurring, unrestricted donation. They are easy to set up on our Donate page, and we are happy to help you set one up if needed. Just send us an email at donations@possiblehealth.org

Do you need donated medical supplies?

Donating medical supplies is often difficult because we work in such a remote part of Nepal, and the supply chain is most efficient when items are purchased within Nepal. But we do occasionally have needs for high-functioning, specialized equipment that would otherwise be a very large capital investment for us. If you have a proposal, please email us at donations@possiblehealth.org

 I have other questions about donating that aren’t answered here. Who can I contact?

Please send us an email at donations@possiblehealth.org

HEALTHCARE MODEL

Do you charge patients for care?

Data from around the world makes it clear that charging for healthcare via a fee for service model actually leads to bad outcomes for patients living in the level of poverty we work with.

Additionally, we work in partnership with the Nepali government, and care is guaranteed as part of the Nepali constitution for patients living in poverty.

We are cultivating diverse set of revenue sources. We have a growing performance-based contract with government investment at the core, supported by local community investment, individual and institutional philanthropy, and research funding. Future revenue opportunities include health insurance.

How do you partner with Nepal’s government?

Our partnership with the Nepali government is expansive, and is based upon a contractual agreement. We deliver care within the government’s infrastructure and receive funding from the government only if they deliver results. Thus, in our partnership, the Nepali government acts as a funder and regulator, and we deliver healthcare within their infrastructure.

The Nepali government currently provides land, buildings, trainings,  over 50% of our pharmaceuticals, and 90% of our community health worker network. This dramatically decreases cost and provides a platform for replication via government systems that are shared across the country. Additionally, our contract with the government is performance-based, meaning the government has committed to increase their investment as we grow and achieve better health outcomes.

How do you plan to grow?

Learn more about at the Our Model page. After the earthquakes struck in April of 2015, we immediately expanded our healthcare model to Dolakha District.

What role are you playing in Nepal since the earthquakes struck in April 2015?

We are expanding our work in one of the worst-hit districts, Dolakha, where 87% of its healthcare facilities were damaged or destroyed. We signed a 10 year agreement with our government partners in Nepal to rebuild the healthcare system, which includes management of a hospital hub and the immediate reconstruction of 21 clinics. You can learn more about our rebuilding work here.

Will you expand beyond Nepal?

Our plan is to focus intensely on scaling-up our work within Nepal.

How do you measure impact?

We think it’s important to optimize for both quality and cost in measuring impact in healthcare, as described on Our Impact page.

TEAM

I am interested in working for Possible. Where can I learn more about your openings?

All of our jobs are listed on our Work With Us page, where we have openings for positions in both the U.S. (primarily New York City) and Nepal.

I am interested in volunteering in Nepal. Do you have any opportunities?

We are not offering any volunteer positions at this time. It’s important for us to focus all our resources on our local and full-time team members. Occasionally, we may open recruitment for an unpaid position, and it will be posted on our Work With Us page.

MEDIA + SPEAKING

Please send a quick bit of background to media@possiblehealth.org, and we will respond as quickly as we can.

How can we connect with you on social media?

You can find all the ways to connect with us our Contact Us page.

We need a version of Possible’s logo. Where can find that?

You can download multiple vector and non-vector versions of our logo from our organizational Dropbox here.

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