The Dandelion Model
Interconnected and Integrated Healthcare
Nepal is divided into autonomous municipal units, providing a golden opportunity to restructure and transform primary health care.
The basic structure of Karma’s Model Health System is:
- A Major Municipal Hospital connected to several Sub-municipal Health Centers.
- Each health facility bridged to a specific region in its coverage area by one of the many Community Health Workers.
Multiple ‘hubs and spokes’ at different levels that are integrated into one whole, like a dandelion.
Comprehensive Institutional and Proactive Healthcare
Functionally, Karma’s Model Health System will include:
- Institutional Care: Round-the-clock Comprehensive Care from Health Facilities; Routine Focused Care from Outreach Clinics
- Proactive Care: Regular home-based care and Co-ordination services during Home Visits