This Christmas, save the lives and health of thousands of patients in Nepal, including some of the poorest people with no other options. Support UMN’s COVID-19 frontline responders.
Would you or your church or group like to continue to Save our Hospitals with a donation or as a Christmas Appeal or a fundraiser?
* Also includes meals for staff who have to live in designated accommodation while on their two-week shift.
What have we raised so far?
We are so thankful that with enormous support and generosity from around the world we have received over USD 1 million so far to Save our Hospitals. Thank you again to all those who have so generously supported UMN’s hospitals at this time! This has been vital in helping us to keep the staff in place and pay the bills so that we can continue to serve whoever comes and especially patients with no other options of healthcare. The initial risk to our finances and fears around COVID-19 have passed - our hospitals are still running and serving.
Current situation at the hospitals
While outpatient numbers remain lower than pre-COVID days, we are currently treating high numbers of patients again, particularly maternity and other inpatients who are finding they are refused from many other hospitals which require a negative COVID-19 test result before admission. Recently maternity in Tansen has been over-full – they’ve had to move in extra beds and redesignate other areas. Now part of our challenge is maintaining physical distancing among these greater numbers and preparing for later surges of infection – community spread has begun in Nepal and cases have surged since lockdown lifted.
Looking to the future
Despite the recent return of patients, we still estimate an outstanding shortfall of USD 500,000 for our hospitals (out of a total of USD 1.5 million for the year from April 2020). While COVID-19 and lockdowns come and go, the extra threats remain. So we continue to seek support from friends and supporters around the world, old friends and new. We will be delighted if you or groups you know would consider us for your Christmas appeal!
If you might be interested to fundraise for our Christmas Appeal, please contact us so we can send you resources to help you to Save our Hospitals!
Would your church or group like to continue to Save our Hospitals and save the lives and health of thousands of patients in Nepal, including some of the poorest people with no other options?
If you might be interested to fundraise for our Christmas Appeal to Save our Hospitals, please do contact us at [email protected] to access resources to help you share about the value of our hospitals. We already have videos, posters, stories and sample costs and will be adding to the resources over the next few weeks and months.
Thank you for your support and prayers.
Lives are being saved; people are receiving love, welcome and healing care.