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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.
PossibleHealth (also known as Possible, 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 and Dolakha, an earthquake-affected area in the eastern part. Since 2008, Nyaya Health Nepal has treated over 800,000 patients in rural Nepal through an integrated healthcare system of government hospitals, primary health centers, and community health worker networks.
Clinical and community health staff gather outside the Outpatient Department of Bayalpata Hospital for a meeting.
Nyaya Health was founded in 2005, 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.
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. The design challenge was for a telemedicine center, and was won by Max Fordham LLP of London, UK. 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. Soon after the opening of the Sanfe Bagar Medical Clinic, the community requested that Nyaya Health take over administration of the nearby Bayalpata Hospital. 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.
In August 2009, the first ultrasound machine in Achham was installed at Bayalpata Hospital. In September 2009, Nyaya Health instituted a new Mortality Review Program. Each death occurring at the Bayalpata hospital is reviewed by both the Nepali and international teams for systems-level changes to prevent future deaths. The de-identified reports are then published for review by the Web community.
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.
In November 2011, US-based charity evaluator GiveWell listed Nyaya Health as a top charity. In the same month, GiveWell published a detailed review of Nyaya Health. In August 2012, Good Ventures announced a $50,000 (USD) donation to Nyaya Health because of GiveWell's recommendation.
In 2013, Possible won Sappi's Ideas That Matter design competition, which enabled the organization to launch its Crowdfund Health campaign on 2 December 2013.
On 18 March 2014, the U.S. based nonprofit changed its name from Nyaya Health to Possible. In December 2014, Duncan Maru, MD, PHD, was awarded an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 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.
In February 2015, the team implemented Nepal's first integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. 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.
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.
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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.
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