Overview

HOP has supported the Himalayan Rescue Association 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 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 the complete phase II of the project, which includes building Doctors’ Quarters (where visiting doctors stay), rooms for HRA Nepalese volunteers, a kitchen, shower, and common area.

BENEFICIARIES

  • HRA’s Manang Outpost

  • Trekkers and locals in need of medical care along the Annapurna Circuit, and throughout Nepal

NEEDS

  • Medical supplies

IMPACTS

  • Provided $1,400 worth of medical supplies to HRA

  • Funded a new medical clinic in Manang

Current Events

 We are currently working on phase II of the project, which includes finishing Doctors’ Quarters (where visiting doctors stay), rooms for HRA Nepalese volunteers to stay while assisting doctors, all clinic rooms in the medical building, and building a kitchen, shower, and common area. 

Future Goals

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 Himalayan Rescue Association and Manang Medical Clinic. We intend to do everything in our power to support this organization that provides crucial medical services not only for trekkers, but also for locals who have no other access to medical care.