Our Story

Awareness, advocacy, and accessibility – Aasha for Nepal has been founded on the fundamental principle of bringing a positive change in the lives of the socially marginalized, financially underprivileged, and/or medically underserved peoples of Nepal. 

As members of Aasha for Nepal, we come from different walks of life. But each one of us has experienced or witnessed appalling injustices in health – in our communities, neighborhoods, or in our own homes. One needs only to roam the streets of Kathmandu Valley, the nation’s most developed hub, to glimpse into the perils of healthcare deficit that continue to thrive under shadows of poverty. We have come together as an alliance to lead an organized effort in bridging the gap between health resources and the people who need them the most. 

Vision & Mission

VISION

We work towards a healthier Nepal where the nation’s underprivileged and underserved have access to quality healthcare.

MISSION

We seek to provide compassionate and dignified health services to some of the world’s most disenfranchised populations via integral collaboration with domestic and global partners and via dynamic alliance with the people we serve.

Who We Are

THE BOARD:

Daniel Albert, MD (Co-founder)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Shreya Shrestha, MD, MPH (Co-founder)
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Lauren Barry (Co-founder)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/ Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
John Graef, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
John Butterly, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Shannon Coy, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Smriti Pant, DNP, FNP-BC
Saginaw Valley State University

ADVISORS:

Prapti Shrestha, Sr. Software Engineer
Minneapolis, MN
Manoj Shrestha, MBBS, MD

NEPAL-BASED TEAM:

Abhusani Bhuju, MBBS
Ishwor Dangol
Uddhav Acharya Rajopadhyaya

Our Work

Our members bring together expertise in medicine, nursing, healthcare delivery, strategic planning, and project implementation. Together with bilateral collaborations with Kathmandu-based organizations and medical providers, we are working to make a meaningful impact in the lives of Nepal’s impoverished peoples.