patients served each trekking season
of patients are locals with no other medical facilities available
donated to fund re-building the clinic
in medical supplies donated
New Medical Clinic in Manang
patients have access to medical care
How Can I Help?
Although the main clinic building is completed, there is still much construction work to be done. We are always looking for volunteers to assist our building staff and we are happy to host groups or individuals, especially those with construction skills. Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved!
Donations toward the costs of building materials and construction will help us complete this clinic as soon as possible so that locals and trekkers can benefit from increased access to medical care.
HOP has supported the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) in a number of ways over the years, including installing solar panels and batteries at their outpost in Pheriche, delivering medical supplies to HRA headquarters, and most recently, funding the rebuilding of the medical clinic along the Annapurna trekking circuit in Manang.
The medical clinic in Manang serves over 2,500 people per three-month season, 75% of whom are locals who have traveled to the area to make a living in tourism and have no support systems or medical care to fall back on. HOP funded the complete rebuilding of the medical building. The main clinic building is completed, and by the end of Fall 2018 HOP expects to complete phase II of the project, which includes building Doctors’ Quarters (where visiting doctors stay), all clinic rooms in the medical building, rooms for HRA Nepalese volunteers, as well as a kitchen, shower, and common area.
HOP plans to send representatives to Manang to follow-up on the construction process, and look for other ways that we can be of assistance to the medical clinic and HRA. We intend to do everything in our power to support the HRA, which provides crucial medical services not only for trekkers but also for locals who have no other access to medical care.