Global Health Seminar Series
Providing health care in the remote villages of Nepal: challenges and rewards
Dr. Anil Parajuli, Director and Co-founder Himalayan HealthCare Nepal
30 September 2014, 5–6 PM
Room 25, Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Ave West, Montreal
Sharad (Anil) Parajuli is the co-founder and director of Himalayan Health Care, a non-profit organization devoted to the creation of sustainable development programs in the remote areas of Nepal that will improve the quality of life for its people. Himalayan HealthCare achieves its mission by providing primary healthcare, community education, and income generation programs that enable people to be self-supporting in the long-term. Anil's educational background encompasses the fields of law, sociology psychology and medicine. Anil has personally organized and led 58 medical and dental treks to the remote mountainous areas of Nepal. His tireless efforts to better the lives of those living in these remote areas has led to over 20 projects including the construction of several health clinics, schools, and the development of sanitation projects. Anil conceived, designed and headed the establishment of Dr. Megh Bahadur Parajuli Community Hospital in Ilam, eastern Nepal in April 2004 to serve 250,000 people, an ongoing project. He has given keynote lectures at multiple institutions including Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh and has been honored and recognized for his humanitarian work. He has been involved in multiple fundraising activities for Himalayan Health Care and has been recognized as one of the top 50 personalities in Nepal for many years.