Re-establish a Healthcare Infrastructure in Nepal

by One Heart World-Wide


One year ago, on April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The devastation was immediate and far-reaching. More than 2 million people lost their home, more than 17,000 people suffered injuries, and more than 8,700 people died. The Nepali government asked One Heart World-Wide to help rebuild health care centers in our program areas. One year later we remain committed to support the people of Nepal as they rebuild their lives today and in the following years.
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With much of Nepal's health infrastructure still destroyed, OHW continues to be on the ground in our 5 program districts. As we signed a MOU with the Nepali government in August 2015, we have been able to deploy over 14 tons of medical equipment and supplies, treated over 4,208 individuals, equipped 85 birthing centers, set up 40 temporary birthing tents, and trained 1,542 health workers. As a result many women continue to have access to a healthcare facility, ensuring a safe and clean delivery.


OHW is not only rebuilding health posts, but committed to building them back better. In collaboration with the Nepali government we have redesigned the health centers to be more earthquake resistant. As a result, the general population will have access to a better health center and pregnant women will have access to a safe and clean place to give birth at a fully-equipped and certified birthing center.

Long-Term Impact

We expect that many lives of mothers and newborns will continue to be saved by providing a safe and clean place to give birth. In collaboration with the the Nepali government OHW is not only supporting to re-build the healthcare infrastructure, but up keeping the healthcare facilities as well as birthing centers. We continue to empower the people of Nepal in their effort to re-build and re-construct their country.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

One Heart World-Wide

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Arlene Samen
San Francisco, California United States
$12,454 raised of $25,000 goal
65 donations
$12,546 to go
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