Healthy life for healthy community
Sherpa Healthcare Nepal is founded in 2012 by a group of socially committed professionals like mountaineer teacher,engineer and social workers with the commitment of adressing healthcare problems. It is registered in Ministry of Home Affairs, District Administration, District Development Committee, Ministry of Finance (Inland Revenue Department) and Village Development Comittee.
Health and health-care facilities are generally poor and directly reflected the mode of life. The majority of people live in mass poverty and deprivation, while the nation's small wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few. Deprivation is apparent in the pervasiveness of poor nutrition and sanitation, inadequate housing for most families and the general absence of modern medical care and other social services, especially in rural areas. The rich live comparatively well but also shared such common problems as the lack of an abundant and clean water supply, and the prevalence of disease.
The majority of people lack easy access to modern medical centers, partly because of the absence of such facilities in nearby locations and partly because of the physical barrier posed by the country's rugged terrain. Because there are very few means of transportation in rural areas, particularly in the hills and mountains, people had to walk on average about one day to get to health posts. Such a long walk was not only difficult (especially when the patient needed medical attention), but also meant economic hardship for the majority who rarely could afford to be absent for the whole day from their daily work. As a result, many minor illnesses went untreated, and some of them later developed into major illnesses.
The Reasons of Establishing Sherpa Health Care Nepal: