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Namaste from The Umbrella Foundation!

Namaste from The Umbrella Foundation! Since 2005, we at Umbrella have been providing invaluable support to vulnerable children in Nepal, many of which were rescued from corrupt children’s homes operating in Kathmandu that neglected their most basic rights. Many of the children in these homes were taken from remote and isolated communities by traffickers promising

Tsering’s Fund: Helping Nepalese Girls and Families in Need

In a country where girls lack access to education and earthquakes have left many families struggling to find food and shelter, every effort toward improving the lives of Nepalese people counts. The Tsering’s Fund is a powerhouse of such efforts. We recently chatted with its president, Peter J. Schmieding, D.M.D., about the organization’s history, mission and work—as well

Musa Masala Goes to Telluride: WMS Conference 2016

The first week of August was epic in the development of the Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital—a joint project between Everest ER, Himalayan Rescue Association and Wilderness Medicine Society. Over 530 medical professionals ascended to Telluride, Colorado for a conference on Wilderness Medicine. Throughout the week, these professionals collaborated on medicine in austere environments: tactical medicine,

Stay tuned for updates on the Musa Masala book, proceeds of which will benefit the building of The Wongchu Sherpa Memorial Hospital in Chyangba Village, Nepal.