Dignified Healthcare for All
a summary of what Karma Health is fixated on
Karma Health is a non-profit institution that is on a mission to building systems to save lives.
We are dedicated to transforming health care in some of the most under-resourced communities in the globe. Currently, we are building a unique prototype of the public-sector primary health system in Nepal that we believe can be a model for affordable and quality healthcare.
Karma’s Municipal Health System Model
The basic structure of the Municipal Health System will be an integrated system comprising Comprehensive Clinical Care and Comprehensive Community-based Care.
The Clinical Care component will be represented by a major municipal facility and sub-municipal health centers connected to the major facility.
An additional level of services will be provided by effective outreach clinics and a cadre of Community Health Workers who will coordinate care at people’s homes.
With the help of proper protocols and technology, and with smart collaborations, a responsive healthcare system shall be built. This will promote a faster delivery of quality care and prevent unnecessary duplication of care.
How will we build such a Municipal Healthcare Model?
We use a unique Community-driven Development approach to build the basic structure and function of the Municipal Healthcare Model. Given our resources constraints, we will build the model incrementally by implementing one component at a time and stacking them over time.
In the first phase, we are starting with the strengthening of clinical care and programs on selected Non-communicable Diseases and Maternal Child Health at Rajpur Rural Municipality in South-Western Nepal.
The local government currently provides necessary infrastructure support and in addition covers over 27 percent of the total budget of Karma Health’s Healthcare Model.
If we see promising evidence, we will advocate for the useful components of the interventions for scale up and replication.
We are determined to do so via the government regulated public health system. This is to ensure that the transformation in healthcare delivery is stable, sustainable and aligned with the with the vision of healthcare as enshrined in the constitution of Nepal.