Proceeds from our merchandise, including Musa Masala shirts, mugs and our forthcoming book, benefit the building of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital, a long-held vision of the late Wongchu Sherpa. The project is being spearheaded by organizations in Nepal and the United States, including:
Everest ER is a project of The Himalayan Rescue Association, established in 2003 by Dr. Luanne Freer. Its mission is to provide altitude experienced compassionate quality healthcare to all at the Mount Everest basecamp. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) was formed in 1973 with an objective to reduce casualties in the Nepal Himalayas. The HRA supports three seasonal aid posts in Manang, Pheriche and Mt Everest basecamp.
Peak Promotion Nepal
Founded by Wongchu Sherpa, Peak Promotion Nepal is a government recognized organization that leads treks and facilitates filming in the country. Peak Promotion Nepal is a long-time partner of Everest ER and the Wilderness Medical Society. Along with WMS Peak Promotion Nepal, with managing director Ang Phula Sherpa, is spearheading the building of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital.
Aware of the dire lack of basic healthcare needs throughout Nepal, Stanford University launched The Nepal Medical Program. This multi-year initiative builds lasting, committed relationships with communities in the Solukhumbu district through small reproducible healthcare delivery systems and contributions to the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital. Participating students and faculty trans health workers, hold clinics and collect epidemiological data to better understand the needs of the future hospital.
Wilderness Medical Society
Created in 1983, the Wilderness Medical Society is the world’s leading organization dedicated to the community of wilderness medicine. WMS is a non-profit membership society whose mission is to advance healthcare, research and education, while providing advice and guidance to medical personnel working in wilderness or back country environments.
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