Proceeds from our merchandise, including Musa Masala shirts, mugs and our forthcoming book, benefit the building of the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital, a long-held vision of the late Wongchhu 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.
Himalayan Yoku Foundation
The Himalayan Yoku Foundation was established in honor of the contributions of social work Yokpu Sherpa, by the belief that every generation must be encouraged to study and to preserve the lifestyle of the Himalayan region and its natural heritages. The foundation is the brainchild of tourism entrepreneur and social worker Wongchu Sherpa, the youngest son of late Yokpu Sherpa, and dedicated to establishing a hospital in his home village.
Wongchhu Peak Promotion
Founded by the late Wongchhu Sherpa, Wongchhu Peak Promotion is one of the leading government recognized trekking and mountaineering agencies in Nepal that leads treks and supports filming in the country. Wongchhu Peak Promotion is a long-time partner of Everest ER and the Wilderness Medical Society. Along with WMS, Wongchhu Peak Promotion is spearheading the building of the Wongchhu 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 Wongchhu 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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