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A dire lack of basic health care currently exists in large parts of Nepal. The Nepal Medical Program is a multi-year initiative to build an enduring and committed relationship with the communities in Nepal's Solukhumbu district via small, reproducible health care delivery programs and the construction of a clinic to fulfill the medical needs of the local people. Participating Stanford faculty and students work to train health workers for the future clinic, hold clinics to provide primary care for the local population in the interim, and collect epidemiological data to understand what services the future clinic will need to provide.

We work with Stanford Emergency Medicine physicians with over 20 years of experience working abroad. Global Medical Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to this endeavor will go live this year. In Nepal, our work is made possible by Peak Promotion, a trekking company whose roots extend deep into the Solukhumbu district.

Ultimately, our goal is to create an independent healthcare system - fully staffed, supported, and sustained by the local villages, with no need for outside influence or direction.