Our current and past partners have assisted FSB in becoming a successful clinic, providing thousands of people with basic health care. We are grateful for the hard work and generosity of our partners.
Friends for Health Nepal
In 2021, Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Dr. Sheila Raumer and Mr. Ron Raumer formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Friends for Health Nepal (FFHN) — with the purpose of providing funding and support to FSB.The three of them were first involved with FSB in the 1980s and 1990s. Nate and Sheila worked as volunteer physicians in the clinic. Nate has been a volunteer with FSB since 1987, spending a year working in the clinic and returning many times to work here, including after the 2015 earthquake. Sheila and Ron served on the board of FSB USA in California for more than 10 years, providing support and raising funding for the clinic.
They have witnessed first-hand how FSB and its dedicated staff provide the vital health care the community so badly needs. They passionately want to see the clinic continue to thrive.
Since 2021, FFHN has been raising funds to provide monthly funding assistance to the clinic. In addition they have encouraged other non-profit organizations to donate funds and equipment to the clinic, such as an Ice-lined Vaccine Refrigerator and a Sodium Potassium Diagnostic Machine
And now FFHN is in the process of bringing partners onboard to sustain and grow the clinic and to build an endowment.
Sahakarini Inter-World Education and Development Association
Project Contract Agreement 4 has been signed between FSB, Nepal and Sahakarini Inter-World Education and Development Association for the period of May 20,2022 to August 30, 2022. Under this agreement Sahakarnini will support FSB by providing funds amounting CA$ 5,336 to purchase the Sodium Potassium machine.
In January 2018, Sahakarini partnered with FSB to fund a new pediatrics department. The project with Sahakarini has two major components: the first will expand the clinic’s capacity to treat women and children, and the second will improve the clinic’s equipment and infrastructure to provide high quality diagnostic and treatment services. The project will allow FSB to improve the clinic’s environment, modernize their outreach, expand their patient base and hire new doctors, which will improve the quality of services and promote the clinic’s longevity. Sahakarini’s partnership has granted us the opportunity to grow our clinic and treat more patients, especially children, in our community.
In 2019, Rotary Club of Osaka-Oyodo donated $30,000 USD to help purchase a new ultrasonogram, a hematology analyzer and an autoclave. The new equipment was essential in helping our clinic prosper and we are very thankful for their donation.
In 2019, the Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Osaka-Oyodo, Japan, organized the donation of a new ultrasonogram, a hematology analyzer and an autoclave.
In 2012, the Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Osaka-Temmabashi, Japan, organized the donation of new medical equipment including an X-ray machine, an ultrasonogram, an electrocardiogram machine and a biochemistry analyzer. This contribution allowed for the expansion of FSB’s services.
Over the past four years, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada has sent a total of 7 students from the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Department to work at FSB. The students study either Biomedical Physiology, Kinesiology or Behavioural Neuroscience. The students bring their knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in health care to FSB to help improve services for our patients. Over the years, the students have raised over $6500 for our free Health Camps. They continue to help our clinic thrive with their fresh perspectives and hard work every year. We are extremely appreciative of the help we have received from SFU students thus far and look forward to more students becoming apart of the FSB family!
Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD) Nepal first partnered with FSB in 2015 to help create an internship program for students from Simon Fraser University, Canada. PSD continues to assist us in placing the students from Simon Fraser University to work at FSB. Being in contact with coordinators from SFU, PSD assists in the interviewing and hiring of student applicants. They also provide the in-country orientation and training for selected students prior to placing them at our clinic. We are very thankful for our current partnership with PSD, and their efforts in placing driven students within our organization do not go unnoticed!
In 2012, the Rotary Club of Osaka-Temmabashi, Japan, graciously donated over $30,000 USD in funds to cover the costs of new medical equipment for FSB. Club president Rtn. Kazuhiko Kawahara, along with 10 Rotarians from Japan, presented FSB with the donated medical equipment, including an X-ray machine, ultrasonogram, biochemistry analyzer, and an ECG machine.
After the devastating 2015 earthquake that struck Kathmandu, the American Jewish World Service donated $14,000 USD to our clinic to help provide free health care services to survivors. The money was used to put on twelve FREE Health Camps that provided health care to 1749 people in surrounding communities. In addition, the clinic was open for FREE for three weeks which provided an additional 2663 people with free health care.
The New York School of Medicine partnered with us in 2016 and sent two students who conducted a research study assessing the role of FSB in the communities of Northeast Kathmandu, with a focus on maternal and child health and patient satisfaction. This study employed four methods of data collection; maternal and child health interviews, a patient satisfaction survey, community focus groups, and personal observations.
In the year 2016, Health Right International helped provide fiscal support by collecting and managing donations received from donors across the world. In total FSB received $19,000 USD in support.