Roads to Rehab Nepal is a non-profit organisation registered with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Our ABN number is 14 196 214 542.
We are also a permanent member of a registered non-profit organisation called GlobalGiving who are based in the United States and provide a crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects like ours.
We have been working in partnership with Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation (NHEDF) since December, 2016. In January 2022, they changed their name to Medical Rehabilitation Organization (MeRO) which better reflects the work that they do. NHEDF was formed after the earthquake in 2015 to provide medical care for people who were discharged from hospital too early to make room for more. Their work simply never went away and whilst patients at the Shelter no longer have earthquake related injuries, their circumstances are similar. They literally have no one else to turn to and nowhere else to go.
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 access to medical care should be a universal human right.
What do we do – Together with our project partner, we improve health outcomes by funding and facilitating 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 pay the wages of MeRO’s three nurses and a physiotherapist. We fund as much as we can of MeRO’s pharmacy bill which includes not only essential medications, but all medical, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy equipment and supplies needed for patients at MeRO’s Shelter. We also cover the cost of surgery, medical and hospital expenses when required.
We also fund medical care for women with obstetric fistula who are referred to MeRO’s Shelter.
At Roads to Rehab Nepal, the extent of what we can achieve is dependent solely on donations. Our support to MeRO is only possible because of 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 being able to access an unjust medical system.
There are many ways you can help us change their lives of MeRO’s patients and their families and rebuild their future Changing their world starts with a single step so explore our website, read our stories, flick through our newsletters and annual reports and travel with us down their often long road to rehabilitation that all patients experience.
This is Chhema’s story – visit our Patient Stories section for more!
To visit MeRO’s website click here, however please note the name change on the website will not take effect immediately: http://www.nhedf.org.np