Nyaya (Possible) Health

We deliver integrated healthcare in partnership with the Nepal government.

 

Description

New York, NY – EIN 203055055 possiblehealth.org

We believe everyone deserves access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.

Possible Health is a nonprofit that improves healthcare for underserved communities. Nyaya Health Nepal has operations in Achham, a district in the Far Western region of Nepal and Dolakha, an earthquake-affected area.

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Possible Health

Possible
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Founded2005
Founder
  • Bibhav Acharya
  • Bijay Acharya
  • Jason Andrews
  • Sanjay Basu
  • Duncan Maru
TypeHealthcare Non Governmental Organization
Legal status501c3
Location
Area served
Achham and Dolakha, Nepal
Websitewww.possiblehealth.org
Formerly called
Nyaya Health

Possible Health (also known as Possible,[1] and legally registered as Nyaya Health) is a nonprofit that improves healthcare for underserved communities. Nyaya Health Nepal has operations in Achham, a district in the Far Western region of Nepal[2] and Dolakha, an earthquake-affected area in the eastern part. Since 2008, Nyaya Health Nepal has treated over 800,000 patients in rural Nepal[3] through an integrated healthcare system of government hospitals, primary health centers, and community health worker networks.[4]

History

Clinical and community health staff gather outside the Outpatient Department of Bayalpata Hospital for a meeting.

Nyaya Health

Nyaya Health was founded in 2005,[5][6][7][8][9] and spent the following year doing epidemiological studies, negotiating with the Nepali local and central governments, establishing supply chains, and raising funds. A former grain shed in Sanfe Bagar, Achham District, was selected as the site for Nyaya Health's first clinic, The Sanfe Bagar Medical Clinic.[10]

In 2007, Nyaya Health was selected as one of three organizations around the world to be beneficiaries of an international design contest sponsored by Open Architecture Network and AMD.[11][12] The design challenge was for a telemedicine center, and was won by Max Fordham LLP of London, UK.[13] However, the telemedicine center was never built due to lack of funding. On April 6, 2008, the Sanfe Bagar Medical Clinic was opened. Initial programs focused on maternal health, child malnutrition, and HIV and tuberculosis treatment.[8] Soon after the opening of the Sanfe Bagar Medical Clinic, the community requested that Nyaya Health take over administration of the nearby Bayalpata Hospital.[14] The hospital was built in 1976, but had never been staffed and had fallen into disrepair. Nyaya Health joined a formal contractual partnership with the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population to jointly renovate and scale up services at the facility over a period of five years. The hospital opened June 21, 2009.[15][16]

In August 2009, the first ultrasound machine in Achham was installed at Bayalpata Hospital.[17][18] In September 2009, Nyaya Health instituted a new Mortality Review Program.[19] Each death occurring at the Bayalpata hospital is reviewed by both the Nepali and international teams for systems-level changes to prevent future deaths.[20] The de-identified reports are then published for review by the Web community.[21]

In 2010, the hospital revamped and expanded its Community Health Worker program by integrating it with the Nepali government's Female Health Care Volunteer program. To do this, an agreement was negotiated whereby Nyaya Health would pay the women volunteers for performing certain tasks, thus raising the status of the women and establishing accountability.[22]

In November 2011, US-based charity evaluator GiveWell listed Nyaya Health as a top charity.[23] In the same month, GiveWell published a detailed review of Nyaya Health.[24] In August 2012, Good Ventures announced a $50,000 (USD) donation to Nyaya Health because of GiveWell's recommendation.[25]

In 2013, Possible won Sappi's Ideas That Matter design competition,[26] which enabled the organization to launch its Crowdfund Health campaign on 2 December 2013.[26][27]

Possible

On 18 March 2014, the U.S. based nonprofit changed its name from Nyaya Health to Possible.[28] In December 2014, Duncan Maru, MD, PHD, was awarded an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).[29] In 2014, Possible's Co-Founder Duncan Maru, MD, PHD was awarded an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to scientifically assess certain aspects of our rural healthcare delivery model.[30]

In February 2015, the team implemented Nepal's first integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.[31] In 2015, Possible's CEO Mark Arnoldy and Co-Founder Duncan Maru, MD, PHD were named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the year.

In 2020, Gita Pillai became CEO of Possible replacing Co-Founder Duncan Maru, MD, PHD, who had served as interim CEO since 2018.[32]

Organizational structure

Possible is organized as a global partnership between the U.S. based 501c3 and the Nepal-based NGO (Nyaya Health Nepal). Nyaya Health Nepal implements health care in partnership with the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population. The 501c3 provides technical expertise, design and fundraising for the Nepal NGO.[33]

References

  1. ^ "Possible - FAQ". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ Maru, Duncan. "The Most Important Signature of 2013". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Possible - "Our Impact"". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Possible - "Our Model"". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. ^ Sale, Claire (24 January 2011). "FACT Featured Project Interview: Ryan Schwarz From Nyaya Health". NetSquared.
  6. ^ "Nyaya Health Timeline". Nyaya Health.
  7. ^ "Conversation with Duncan Maru". GiveWell. 17 March 2011.
  8. ^ a b Subrahmanyam, Divya (1 February 2008), "Bringing hope to Nepal", Yale Daily News, archived from the original on 25 September 2012
  9. ^ Bernardo, Mary Lou (26 May 2008), "Nyaya Health: Improving Healthcare in Western Nepal", Angels in Medicine
  10. ^ "Nyaya Health 2007 Annual Report" (PDF). Nyaya Health.
  11. ^ Oppenheim, Leonora (12 October 2007), AMD Open Architecture Asia Challenge: Nyaya Health, Nepal, TreeHugger
  12. ^ Sinclair, Cameron (15 January 2008), Visiting Nyaya Health in Sanfebagar, Nepal, Cameron Sinclair
  13. ^ "AMD Open Architecture Challenge | Asia". Open Architecture Network.
  14. ^ Bhattarai, Sewa. "This is how to upgrade Nepal's rural health". Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  15. ^ Schwarz, Dan (4 March 2010), "Developing a health system: The case of Nyaya Health in rural Nepal", Health and Human Rights
  16. ^ Tewari, Kanupriya (2 August 2010), PIH-supported project in Nepal celebrates hospital's first anniversary, Partners in Health
  17. ^ Maru, Duncan; Schwarz, Ryan; Andrews, Jason; Basu, Sanjay; Sharma, Aditya; Moore, Christopher (14 October 2010), "Turning a blind eye: the mobilization of radiology services in resource-poor regions", Globalization and Health, 6: 18, doi:10.1186/1744-8603-6-18, PMC 2964530, PMID 20946643
  18. ^ Mathema, Paavan (19 November 2010), "Resurrection Achham", Nepali Times (528)
  19. ^ Kanupriya, Tewari (2 August 2010), PIH-supported project in Nepal celebrates hospital's first anniversary, Partners in Health
  20. ^ Maru, Duncan (29 October 2009), Nyaya Health's Mortality Review Program, Nyaya Health
  21. ^ "Mortality Data", Nyaya Health Wiki
  22. ^ Duncan, Maru (10 April 2011), Following up: Update on Nyaya Health's Community Health Worker Program, Nyaya Health
  23. ^ "Top Rated Charities". GiveWell.
  24. ^ "Nyaya Health (GiveWell review)". GiveWell. 28 November 2011.
  25. ^ "Grants to "standout" charities". Good Ventures. 6 August 2012.
  26. ^ a b "Sappi Fine Paper Announces Grant Recipients for the 14th Annual Ideas that Matter Program". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  27. ^ "Crowd-sourcing Nepal's rural healthcare". IRIN. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  28. ^ Lucci-Canapari, Jeanna. "Possible, founded by Yale students, helps Nepal rebuild its health care system". Yale School of Medicine. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  29. ^ "NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program - 2014 Award Recipients | NIH Common Fund". commonfund.nih.gov. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  30. ^ "NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program - 2014 Award Recipients | NIH Common Fund". commonfund.nih.gov. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  31. ^ "Digitizing Healthcare In Rural Nepal". Medium Corporation.
  32. ^ "DR. GITA PILLAI NAMED NEW CEO OF POSSIBLE". Possible. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  33. ^ Thapa, Saurav J. (18 March 2011), "Diaspora - How young Nepalis abroad are serving their country", MyRepublica

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NYAYA HEALTH A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

POSSIBLE

NEW YORK, NY 10004-1755 | Tax-exempt since July 2006
  • EIN: 20-3055055
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Hospital, General (Health — General and Rehabilitative)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

July 2018

Fiscal year ending July

2018

PDF

990

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990 (filed on Dec. 6, 2019)

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

July 2017

Fiscal year ending July

2017

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990

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990 (filed on April 4, 2018)

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990

Total Revenue

$5,287,064

Total Functional Expenses $5,090,182
Net income $196,882
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,287,064 100%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $486,051 9.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $634,727 12.5%
Other
Total Assets $1,705,404
Total Liabilities $106,011
Net Assets $1,599,393
Fiscal year ending

July 2016

Fiscal year ending July

2016

Full Text

990 (filed on Oct. 27, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$4,610,044

Total Functional Expenses $4,154,896
Net income $455,148
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,602,968 99.8%
Program services $7,076 0.2%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $118,101 2.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $600,495 14.5%
Other
Total Assets $1,572,915
Total Liabilities $170,404
Net Assets $1,402,511
Fiscal year ending

July 2015

Fiscal year ending July

2015

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990

Total Revenue

$2,849,355

Total Functional Expenses $2,641,475
Net income $207,880
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,846,496 99.9%
Program services $2,859 0.1%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $76,354 2.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $376,164 14.2%
Other
Total Assets $1,317,633
Total Liabilities $370,270
Net Assets $947,363
Fiscal year ending

July 2014

Fiscal year ending July

2014

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990

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990 (filed on Aug. 17, 2015)

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990

Total Revenue

$1,583,658

Total Functional Expenses $1,594,082
Net income -$10,424
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,583,658 100%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $54,138 3.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $253,298 15.9%
Other
Total Assets $844,457
Total Liabilities $104,974
Net Assets $739,483
Fiscal year ending

July 2013

Fiscal year ending July

2013

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990

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Total Revenue

$1,320,554

Total Functional Expenses $913,209
Net income $407,345
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,319,729 99.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $825 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $53,442 5.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $114,262 12.5%
Other
Total Assets $772,209
Total Liabilities $22,302
Net Assets $749,907
Fiscal year ending

July 2012

Fiscal year ending July

2012

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990
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Total Revenue

$736,980

Total Functional Expenses $484,116
Net income $252,864
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $735,483 99.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,497 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $27,064 5.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $14,131 2.9%
Other
Total Assets $351,937
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $351,937
Fiscal year ending

July 2011

Fiscal year ending July

2011

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$244,584

Total Functional Expenses $166,096
Net income $78,488
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $244,583 100.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $1 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $99,073
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $99,073
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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990-EZ

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990-EZ
IRS Filing

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990-EZ

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

990-EZ

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