Roads to Rehab Nepal is a non-profit organisation registered with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We are also a permanent member of a UK and US registered non-profit organisation called GlobalGiving.
We work in partnership with an organisation in Kathmandu called NHEDF (Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation). NHEDF was established in 2015 following the earthquake and we partnered with them in December 2016.
Our mission – Many people in Nepal do not have access to medical care and rehabilitation services. Poverty is widespread. Like the World Health Organisation, we believe free health and medical care should be a universal human right.
What do we do – Together with our project partner, NHEDF, we improve health outcomes by funding and facilitating access to medical and surgical intervention, nursing care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for people who experience life changing illness or injury but cannot access these services due to poverty.
How do we do it? We rely solely on donations. We pay the wages of NHEDF’s three nurses and a physiotherapist. We fund as much as we can of NHEDF’s pharmacy bill which includes not only essential medications, but all medical, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy equipment and supplies needed for patients at NHEDF’s Shelter. We also cover the cost of surgery, medical and hospital expenses when required.
Our NHEDF project also facilitates medical and surgical intervention for women who live with obstetric fistula.
At Roads to Rehab Nepal the extent of what we can achieve is dependent solely on donations. Our work has been made possible by amazingly generous people who care about humanity, disability, inequality, access to health and medical care, and the challenges faced by people living in Nepal in accessing an unjust medical system.
There are many ways to get involved, effect change and build a future for those whom we support. Changing their world starts with a single step so explore our website, read their stories, and travel down their often long road to rehabilitation with us. With your help we can change the lives of people who have no one else to turn to and nowhere else to go, one patient at a time.
Click here to get a feel for what we do. This is Chhema’s story – visit our Patient Stories section for more!
To visit NHEDF’s website click here: http://www.nhedf.org.np