HMF Newsletter 2021

view 2021 PDF brochure Another year has gone by and yet the COVID pandemic is still with us. It is hard to believe that more Americans have died from COVID than in the 1917 Spanish Flu Pandemic. At some point the numbers start to all get jumbled up. Although Nepal is a much smaller country…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2020

view 2020 PDF brochure Dear Donor, So many of the HMF’s newsletters over the years have related tragedies in this landlocked Himalayan country which includes floods, avalanches, landslides, earthquakes, political upheaval, power and water shortages, closed borders, and embargos. I could go on but you know the story. However, the year 2019-20 has been a…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2018

view PDF brochure Dear Donor, 2018 marks the 25th year the HMF has been operational in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is slightly surreal to grasp this fact for myself. When I first started volunteering my medical services to a few monasteries I had no idea where that would lead. In 1992, when I first started contemplating…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2019

view PDF brochure [1.2mb] Dear Donor, I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal in early February 2019 in order to tour the HMF clinics, meet with the HMF staff as well as participate in the annual Losar (Tibetan New Year) Festivities. I stayed at the Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel this visit as it is more centrally…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2017

view PDF brochure [4.9mb] Dear Donor, I am pleased to announce that no major catastrophes struck the Kathmandu Valley in this past year. In fact the load sharing problem that has left different sections of the city lacking access to electricity for periods exceeding 12 hrs per day has been rectified. For the first time…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2014

Himalayan Medical Foundation Newsletter 2014   Dear Donor, I just returned from a hot and muggy Nepal where the monsoon rains are just starting. However it was a great trip being able to spend time with my HMF staff, discuss future projects and overall vision, as well as visit each clinic and help with the…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2015

Himalayan Medical Foundation Annual Newsletter 2015   Dear Donor, On April 25th at 11:56 NST a massive earthquake (magnitude 7.8Mw) struck Nepal. The earthquake epicenter was identified at a distance of 80km NW of Kathmandu and was followed by a second quake measured at 6.6 Mw. Since then over 35 aftershocks have occurred.  In Gorkha…Read the Rest »

HMF Newsletter 2016

Dear Donor, I visited Kathmandu this past year to tour the HMF’s clinics and to get a firsthand look at the devastation sustained from the April 2015 earthquake. It was quite sad to tour this ancient city and see the destruction that has occurred. I was left with quite a few sobering impressions. While many…Read the Rest »

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