Mountain Heart Nepal

Mountain Heart Nepal is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization (NGO) registered at District Administrative Office (Kathmandu) and run by a young Nepalese medical team. It was founded initially to provide primary medical care to the victims of the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015 who lived in remote and inaccessible areas. The organisation has evolved over a period of years with now more than 400 active medical volunteers who share the common vision for health service improvement in Nepal.

“The mission of Mountain Heart Nepal is to make quality health care more accessible to all patients regardless of religion, complexion, gender, ethnicity, nationality, caste and creed.”

The key objectives of Mountain Heart Nepal are

  1. To work in the improvement of health service delivery for quality and effective patient care by preventive and curative health programs.
  2. To attract and develop a volunteer workforce of health workers to continue Mountain Heart Nepal’s outreach clinics and emergency response during natural and health hazards.
  3. To collaborate with other health organizations for clinical research aimed to solve public health problems in the country.
  4. To produce and promote health research among clinicians by acting as a collaborative centre for clinical research, teaching, and training.
  5. To accept funds, donations, gifts, legacies and bequests for its programme activities.

Approval to work in Nepal

Mountain Heart Nepal works in Nepal under a General Agreement and Project Agreement with the Social Welfare Council of the Government of Nepal. The general agreement is renewed every three years.

Political stance

Mountain Heart Nepal is not associated with any political party. We respect the representative role of community leaders and politicians in society and will seek their views and input. However, we will not allow any political group or party to direct or influence our activities and programmes.

Mountain Heart Nepal’s Funding

Mountain Heart Nepal receives funding from international organizations, institutions, and individuals, from different countries around the world to carry out its projects. At present, our international partner organizations for humanitarian projects are CHANCE for Nepal (UK) and Direct Relief (USA). We are also a collaborating partner of the University of Plymouth for a research project aimed to prevent foot ulcer due to diabetes in Nepal. In the past, we have also received air transport from the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service for our mobile health camps.

International affiliations

Action For Sustainable Development: Action for Sustainable Development is a global civil society platform, which works together on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This platform aims to raise awareness, build a community, hold governments accountable and share knowledge on the new agenda. It is involved in sharing information on the sustainable development agenda across issues and across countries. It provides a space to share resources and strategies for advocacy, policy, programmes and mobilization and facilitate collaboration amongst civil society actors.

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations: Mountain Heart Nepal is a regular member of the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) which is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being. We have recently applied for its membership and is under consideration.